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Dr. Austina Cho
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Miacalcin (Overview)

Miacalcin is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Can you tell me about miacalcin (salmon calcitonin)?

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

Dr. Austina Cho
7 doctors shared insights

Miacalcin (Overview)

Miacalcin is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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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Does boniva (ibandronate) work better than miacalcin?

Does boniva (ibandronate) work better than miacalcin?

Better in what way?: Boniva (ibandronate) is a brand of bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis. Miacalcin is a brand of nasal salmon calcitonin also used to treat osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates have stronger outcome studies than calcitonin but also greater risks & side effects eg osteonecrosis of jaw, atypical femur fracture, etc. Which is better for you is best answered by your family doc after discussing your frax score. ...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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Does boniva (ibandronate) work better than miacalcin?

Better in what way?: Boniva (ibandronate) is a brand of bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis. Miacalcin is a brand of nasal salmon calcitonin also used to treat osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates have stronger outcome studies than calcitonin but also greater risks & side effects eg osteonecrosis of jaw, atypical femur fracture, etc. Which is better for you is best answered by your family doc after discussing your frax score. ...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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Is boniva (ibandronate) better than miacalcin for osteoporosis?

I believe so: The studies that have been done do show miacaclcin to be a better drug overall but particularly hip fractures which are so important. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Salmon Calcitonin (Definition)

Calcitonin-salmon ...Read more