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(kal si TOE nin)
U.S. Brand Names
Canadian Brand Names
Apo-Calcitonin®; Calcimar®; Caltine®; Miacalcin® NS; PRO-Calcitonin; Sandoz-Calcitonin
Mexican Brand Names
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to calcitonin or any other part of this medicine.
• If you have an allergy to salmon.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you are breast-feeding.
How does it work?
• Calcitonin prevents bone loss.
• It helps remove calcium from the body.
How is it best taken?
• Follow directions given by healthcare provider or read the package insert.
• Follow diet plan and exercise program as recommended by healthcare provider.
• For the nose only.
• Blow your nose before use.
• Alternate nostrils every day.
• This medicine is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin or a muscle.
• Your healthcare provider may teach you how to give the shot.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store unopened nasal spray bottle in a refrigerator until ready to use. Do not freeze.
• Store opened nasal spray bottle in an upright position at room temperature. Throw away any unused portion after 30 days.
• Store injection in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:23:48.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:31:14.0
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