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DISCLAIMER:

Please be advised that the inclusion of any medication on this site is not indicative of an endorsement.  I do not have any affiliation with the pharmaceutical corporations that manufacture prescription osteoporosis medications.  I am not a doctor, therefore I am not medically qualified to counsel or advise osteoporosis patients about which medication is best suited for their individual case.

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Miacalcin is a hormone used to treat Paget's disease of the bone. It is also used to treat high blood calcium levels. It may also be used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and other conditions as determined by your doctor.  Miacalcin is available in two different forms, a nasal spray and an injectable.

Facts about Miacalcin:
  • Calcitonin can decrease bone loss in the spine, but is the least potent of all the approved medications. Studies have shown that calcitonin reduces the risk for spine fractures in the older woman, but to a lesser extent than other agents. There is no proof that calcitonin reduces fractures anywhere else besides the spine. Calcitonin may have some pain relief properties following spine fracture. Like alendronate and risedronate, calcitonin affects bone only and will not change your risk of other diseases.
     
  • Two clinical trials demonstrated that daily use of calcitonin salmon nasal spray increases bone mass in the spine, although no bone-building effects were shown on bone mass of the forearm or hip.

Side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, redness or pain at injection site, flushing of the face or hands, metallic taste in mouth, or increased frequency of urination. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, or skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist

Before Using: 
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding

Cautions: 
KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. IF YOU ARE USING THIS MEDICINE TO TREAT HIGH BLOOD CALCIUM LEVELS, your doctor may want you to follow a low-calcium diet. If you have questions about this, check with your doctor. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.