Taape, keep in mind the infusable bisphosphonate, Aredia (pamidronate) and, I think another is zolendronate or something similar in spelling. I had one pamidronate infusion before I started the Forteo and I plan on going back to the pamidronate infusion when my 2 years on Forteo are up. The recommendation last I knew for pamidronate was an infusion every 3, 4 or 6 months. My drip was started at 2 hour rate but due to some very mild tingling of the lips and wrists it was slowed to a 4 hour drip. Piece of cake, just take a good book along unless the infusion clinic offers TV and you like TV. No GI disturbance whatsover and I have Crohn's disease which is why I will not go near Actonel or Fosamax or any other oral bisphosphonate.