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- What brand names are available for calcitonin?
- Is calcitonin available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for calcitonin?
- What are the side effects of calcitonin?
- What is the dosage for calcitonin?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with calcitonin?
- Is calcitonin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about calcitonin?
What is the dosage for calcitonin?
Injectable calcitonin is injected under the skin or into the muscle. The nasal spray is administered into the nostril. To achieve optimal results, patients with osteoporosis should simultaneously receive adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D.
The recommended regimens for Paget's disease and postmenopausal osteoporosis are 100 units per day injected into muscle or under the skin. Postmenopausal osteoporosis can also be treated with 1 spray (200 units) per day administered in alternate nostrils. Increased blood calcium (hypercalcemia) is treated with 4-8 units/kg of injectable calcitonin every 6-12 hours
Which drugs or supplements interact with calcitonin?
Combining calcitonin salmon and lithium may reduce lithium concentrations due to increased loss of lithium in urine. The dose of lithium may require adjustment.PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of calcitonin in pregnant women.
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