Calcitonin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Calcitonin?

(kal si TOE nin)

• This medicine is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal females.

• This medicine is used to treat Paget's disease.

• This medicine is used to treat high calcium levels.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Nasal irritation.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;...

 
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