Tymlos (abaloparatide) is a brand-name drug that’s prescribed for osteoporosis in certain adults. Tymlos comes as a prefilled pen that’s given as a subcutaneous injection once per day. The dosage is the same for the drug’s specific uses.

Tymlos belongs to a drug class called parathyroid hormone related peptides (PTHrP). Tymlos isn’t available in a generic version.

Keep reading for specific information about the dosage of Tymlos, including its strength and how to inject the medication. For a comprehensive look at Tymlos, including details about its uses, see this article.

Note: This article describes the typical dosage for Tymlos provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When using Tymlos, always follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

The information below describes the form, strength, and dosage of Tymlos.

Tymlos form

Tymlos comes as a liquid solution in prefilled pens. Each pen is meant for use by only one person. Tymlos is given by subcutaneous injection. Your doctor or another healthcare professional will show you how to use the Tymlos pen. To learn more, see the “How to use Tymlos” section below.

Tymlos strength

Tymlos prefilled pens come in one strength: 2,000 micrograms (mcg) per milliliter (mcg/mL). Each pen contains 30 doses of Tymlos.

Typical dosage

The following information describes the dosage that’s commonly prescribed or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Dosage for osteoporosis

The typical dosage of Tymlos for osteoporosis is 80 mcg once per day. This is one injection. The pen measures the dose for you.

Long-term treatment

Tymlos may be used for up to 2 years. If you and your doctor determine that Tymlos is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely use it for 2 years.

If you have questions about your treatment plan, talk with your doctor.

Tymlos comes in a prefilled pen for subcutaneous injection in your lower abdomen. For each dose, you’ll attach a new disposable needle to the pen.

Your doctor will show you how to attach the needle and give the injection. They’ll likely advise you to:

  • Give your first injection while you’re lying down. This can help prevent symptoms of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when changing positions, such as standing up from a seated position).
  • Choose a different area of your lower abdomen for each injection.
  • Avoid the area within 2 inches of your belly button. This is because the drug doesn’t absorb well in this area.
  • Give your dose around the same time each day. This helps maintain a steady level of the drug in your body so Tymlos can work effectively.

For details on using the Tymlos pen, you can read the drug’s instructions for use or watch a video. For more information, call 855-672-3487.


Some pharmacies offer labels with large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist might be able to recommend a pharmacy that does.

If you forget your Tymlos dose, inject it as soon as you remember. If it’s near time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one. Then, inject the scheduled dose. Do not inject more than one dose of Tymlos per day.

To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or putting a note where you’ll see it, such as on your bathroom mirror or bedside table. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.

If you use more Tymlos than your doctor prescribes, you may develop harmful effects. For details about side effects of Tymlos, see this article.

It’s important that you do not use more Tymlos than your doctor advises.

Symptoms of an overdose

Tymlos overdose symptoms can include:

If you use more than the recommended amount of Tymlos

Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve used too much Tymlos. Another option is to call America’s Poison Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Below are some questions about Tymlos and its dosage.

Should I inject Tymlos near a mealtime?

You may inject your Tymlos dose near a mealtime since food doesn’t affect how Tymlos works.

However, try injecting your dose around the same time each day. This helps keep a steady level of the drug in your body so Tymlos can work effectively. Choose a time of day that you’ll remember and stay with it. If it helps you remember your dose, you can inject Tymlos near a meal.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions about the best time to inject Tymlos. You can also refer to the “How to use Tymlos” section above.

Can I get more than 30 doses out of a Tymlos pen?

No, a Tymlos pen has only 30 doses. Each pen has enough medication to give one dose per day for 30 days. You’ll throw the pen away after 30 days, even if there’s medication inside it. This is because Tymlos pens expire 30 days after the first use. To learn more about Tymlos pen expiration and disposal, see this article.

If you have questions about the number of doses per Tymlos pen, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Tymlos for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you. Always follow the dosage that your doctor prescribes.

As with any drug, never change your dosage of Tymlos without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about the dosage of Tymlos that’s best for you, talk with your doctor.

Besides learning about dosage, you may want other information about Tymlos. These additional articles might be helpful:

  • More about Tymlos. For information about other aspects of Tymlos, refer to this article.
  • Drug comparison. Find out how Tymlos compares with Forteo and Prolia.
  • Cost. If you’d like to learn about Tymlos and cost, see this article.
  • Details about your condition. For details about your condition, see our list of osteoporosis articles.

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