abaloparatide   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 8299

Synonyms: BA058 | Tymlos®
Approved drug
abaloparatide is an approved drug (FDA (2017))
Comment: Abaloparatide is a synthetic analogue of the 34 amino-terminal residues of human parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) [1]. Compare this to the approved drug teriparatide which is a synthetic analogue of human parathyroid hormone (PTH). Abaloparatide and teriparatide are synthetic peptides that help grow and strengthen bone.
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
The FDA granted abaloparatide approval in April 2017 for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. Results from Phase 3 trial NCT01343004 evaluating abaloparatide has shown a reduced risk of new bone fractures in postmenopausal women receiving abaloparatide injection compared to placebo, with slight benefit over the already approved PTH analogue drug teriparatide [2]. There was also reduced incidence of hypercalcemia among women taking abaloparatide compared to those allocated to the teriparatide arm of the trial.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Abaloparatide activates the parathyroid hormone receptors to stimulate osteoblast-dependent bone formation. It increases bone formation and bone mineral density.