Forteo and Prolia in Combination

Posted by bonz @bonz, Thu, Jan 10 10:20am

I have been on Forteo for a year, and had some modest improvement in spine ( 7.8%)- nothing to speak of in the hip but apparently that is to be expected in year 1. The side effects are moderate. ( bone pain and nausea/dizziness) I have recently seen research that shows that prolia and forteo TOGETHER show significantly better results… any experience. I am most concerned with side effects of the two in combination – especially because some people report that Prolia side effects go on for months…

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Hello @bonz, I apologize for the late response. @bonz, I was unable to find any members who have tried this medication together at the same time. Many members have talked about trying both medications, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolix-treatment-for-osteoporosis/ & https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/forteo-vs-tymlos-1/, but at different times. If you are OK sharing, has this been discussed with your medical provider? Each medication, as you mentioned, comes with potentially serious side-effects, which is why I am assuming there is little research about it.

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I am wanting to know others experiences taking both at the same time as well. I have just been advised to do this.

@barblonghofer

I am wanting to know others experiences taking both at the same time as well. I have just been advised to do this.

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@barblonghofer, would you mind sharing who advised you to do this and were the benefits/risks discussed with you? I think a lot of members will be interested to hear your experience.

I honestly don't think you can take them together but certainly check with your doctor. Insurance companies won't pay for them both at the same time either. In fact, my insurance company reclassified Forteo and it's not covered under my plan at all anymore.

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