The injectable form of Teriparatide, Forteo, is superior to oral Alendronate, Fosamax, in a head-to-head comparison when it comes to improving bone mineral density (BMD) by as much as twice.

Teriparatide promotes greater increases in bone-mineral density at the spine and hip, as per Kenneth Saag, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his colleagues.Teriparatide superior to Alendronate for treating Osteoporosis

Philip N. Sambrook, M.D., of the University of Sydney, said that Saag’s findings suggest that teriparatide is a superior drug for treating steroid-induced Osteoporosis.