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A 33-year-old member asked:

Has anyone heard of miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoporosis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Yes: Miacalcin nasal spray has been used for years bone loss such as osteoporosis. It does have potential side effects but most are minor rather then major problems. Another similar medication is Fortical nasal spray used like Miacalcin for osteoporosis.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How safe is using miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoporosis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Fairly safe: Miacalcin is a medication that we have used for osteoporosis for years. It does ten TB fairly well tolerated but can cause nasal irritation and headaches. It appears though that Miacalcin maybe less effective then other agents used to treat bone loss. With that said I do use it my patients.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about miacalcin (salmon calcitonin)?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin): Miacalcin is the hormone calcitonin, extracted from salmon. It has 2 forms, with an injection or a nasal spray. It's used to regulate the body's calcium levels in a variety of situations. Miacalcin is also used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not my favorite osteoporosis drug. Forteo is a natural parathyroid hormone analog that allows your body to build cortical and trabeculuar bone--the only drug out theč
Jul 27, 2014

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