Bone disorders:

Indications for Calcitonin-salmon:

Postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Limitations of Use:

Not shown to increase BMD in early postmenopausal women.

Adult:

1 spray (200Units) in alternating nostrils daily.

Children:

Not applicable.

Warnings/Precautions:

Correct hypocalcemia and other disorders (eg, Vit. D deficiency) prior to initiating; monitor serum calcium during therapy. Supplement diet with calcium (1g/day) and Vit. D (400 IU/day); reevaluate periodically. Seizures. Do periodic nasal exams; discontinue if severe nasal ulceration occurs. Increased risk of malignancies. Pregnancy (Cat.C), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacologic Class:

Hormone.

Interactions:

May antagonize lithium; adjust dose.

Adverse Reactions:

Rhinitis, epistaxis, other nasal symptoms, back pain, arthralgia, headache; hypersensitivity reactions, antibody formation.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Fortical or Miacalcin.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

Pricing for Calcitonin-salmon

3.7ml of 200iu/spray nasal spray (Qty: 1)
Appx. price $44
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