calcitonin

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is calcitonin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies of calcitonin in nursing mothers.

What else should I know about calcitonin?

What preparations of calcitonin are available?

Injection: 200 units/ml. Intranasal spray: 200 units/activation (0.09 ml/puff)

How should I keep calcitonin stored?

Calcitonin should be stored in a refrigerator between 2-8 C (36-46 F). It should be protected from freezing. Bottles of intranasal spray that are being used may be stored at room temperature between 15 C-30 C (59 F-86 F) for 30 days.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams; PharmD., Ph.D.

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