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Doctor insights on: Calcitonin Salmon Side Effects

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Dr. Nicola Barnard
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Calcitonin (Definition)

Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland which is distinct from thyroxine, the main hormone of the thyroid . It helps control the breakdown of bone and has been used to treat patients with osteoporosis. It less potent than most of the other drugs ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about miacalcin (salmon calcitonin)?

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. ...Read more

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How safe is it to use miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoperosis treatment?

Very but it depends!: Miacalcin is fda-approved brand of nasal calcitonin used to treat osteoporosis (http://www.Pharma.Us.Novartis.Com/product/pi/pdf/miacalcin_nasal.Pdf). However, all medications, prescription & otc, as well as dietary supplements & herbs, have side effects. So only take medications, etc if potential benefit outweighs risk of side effects. Question of safety for you needs to be addressed by ur doc. ...Read more

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Is miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) a good treatment for algodystrophy?

Not the nasal spray.: Algodystrophy is sometimes treated with calcitonin (the drug in miacalcin). Research has shown that the nasal form does not work. It must be used as a daily injection. There are also other treatments for this condition. Unfortunately none of them work for everyone. I would recommend you work with a doctor familiar with this condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the data on salmon calcitonin tablets?

More info needed: Calcitonin has been used for osteoporosis, there is a nose spray and injections. Not sure the tablets survive in stomach acid. ...Read more

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What is the recombinant salmon calcitonin tablets?

What is the recombinant salmon calcitonin tablets?

For osteoporosis: Recombinant salmon calcitonin by injection and nasal spray have been used for many years. The results of the oral form were better than the nasal spray as reported last year. It is not yet available in this country but hopefully will be. ...Read more