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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

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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What is the data on salmon calcitonin tablets?

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 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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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

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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

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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

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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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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 definition or description of: calcitonin?

Hormone from thyroid: 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 used to treat osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of too little and too much production of calcitonin?

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland and is involved in the regulation of serum calcium and phosphorus levels. Ironically its role is still not well understood as excesses or deficiencies of calcitonin don't appear to cause significant changes in our body's bones or blood levels of calcium and phosphorus as another hormone called parathormone appears to take over in the regulation ...Read more

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How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

Adjacent: Parafollicular cells manufacture calcitonin. They are adjacent to follicular cells and not actually part of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands are also located on the thyroid gland but aren't part of the thyroid. Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin help regulate calcium balance in the body. ...Read more

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Does thyroid gland produce more th or calcitonin?

Does thyroid gland produce more th or calcitonin?

Thyroid/parathyroid: The thyroid glands themselves produce the thyroid hormone (t4). There are two small glands just at the tip of each wing or ala actually separate glands but look like part of the thyroids called parathyroid and they produce the parathyroid hormones. Look at your anatomy book and you'll see them. ...Read more

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Is there calcitonin hormone deficiency after a total thyroidectomy?

Yes: You will have calcitonin deficiency after total thyroidectomy but this hormone is not needed for survival and no replacement is needed. ...Read more

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What are the major effects of calcitonin?

Dr knecht: Gave a good information on calcitonin. However Calcitonin has some utility in osteoporosis of the spine especially if phosphates like alendronate are contraindicated. It does help in reducing osteoporotic spinal pain. Though it use will soon become obsolete as more effective meds become widely available ...Read more

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Which describes the medical use of calcitonin?

Which describes the medical use of calcitonin?

It's for bones.: Calcitonin is a hormone in our bodies which helps regulate calcium levels. It is producd in c-cells (appropriately enough!), which are scattered througout the thyroid gland. Calcitonin is useful in the treatment of osteporosis, particularly after a vertebral fracture, which can be quite painful. Nasally-inhaled calcitonin has pain-reducing properties which can be a big help with pain control. ...Read more

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What are the differences between calcitonin and calcitrol?

Very different: Calcitonin is a hormone made by the thyroid. Human calcitonin does not do much. If your thyroid is removed, we give you back levothyroxine but we do not need to give you back calcitonin. Calcitonin is secreted by a specific kind of thyroid cancer, medulary cancer. Calcitriol is vitamin D, 1, 25, the potent one. Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium in your diet. ...Read more

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Do calcitonin and calcitriol do the same thing?

Do calcitonin and calcitriol do the same thing?

They are different: Calcitonin is a hormone that helps regulate calcium, it is also used for treatment of Osteoporosis by decreasing bone resorption (bone thinning).

Calcitriol is the active form of Vitamin D that helps to improve calcium absorption from the gut. ...Read more

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What is the cause for calcitonin level decreasing from 100pq/ml to 84pq/ml? No pharmaceutical or homeopath drugs taken.

What is the cause for calcitonin level decreasing from 100pq/ml to 84pq/ml? No pharmaceutical or homeopath drugs taken.

Should not be high: A normal calcitonin level is under 10 pg/ml. Higher levels need investigation. Have you had an ultrasound of your thyroid? ...Read more

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Him is 55 has ben on dialysis for 5 yrs he has high level of PTH 240 for 3 months and he is taking alpha calcitonin daily bt still not decreasing why?

Common problem: In renal failure patients as Vit D fail to convert to active form leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism. This condition is manageable with restriction of phosphate diets, active form of Vit D. Renal transplantation will reverse most of the time, speak to his doctor ...Read more

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Is there a way to test calcitonin levels, or for hypoparathyroidism? Also, is there some kind of parathyroidism replacement therapy?

Tests for: Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone are readily available. The most common test would be measurement of your calcium, and (if necessary) ionized calcium. Vitamin D should also be evaluated. There are treatments for hypopara, but why do you think you have it? Calcitonin is not a part of hypopara. Check w/your doctor, ...Read more

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Can you tell me the major effect of calcitonin?

Ca and calcitonin: Calcitonin is made in the thyroid and works opposite to PTH. It lowers blood Ca by inhibiting gut absorption, inhibiting release from bones. But calcitonin is a weak hormone in humans; we don't replace it after a thyroidectomy and calcium problem do not develop. It can be used as a drug (in high doses) to lower blood Ca, for a short time. It is a marker for medullary thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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How does the body control the level of calcitonin?

Calcitonin: For starters please go online and look for an article or two - not a difficult one to understand - that discusses Calcitonin at a level you will understand.
Any questions - give me a call. ...Read more

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What if given with calcitonin and increases the effectiveness?

Nothing: There is nothing which specifically increases the effectiveness of calcitonin. A second osteopororsis drug would add to the effect but not increases th effect of calcitonin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what happens when there is an increase in calcitonin.?

Nothing: In humans, an elevated calcitonin has no physiological effect (just as loss of calcitonin in thyroidectomy has no physiologic effect). See a doctor to make sure you don't have a thyroid nodule. High calcitonin can be a marker for a rare thyroid cancer. If you have a thyroid nodule, it needs to be evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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