Disease Information for Calcitonin (Calcimar/Fortical) Administration/Toxicity

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Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Hydroxyproline, plasma (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Anaphylactoid reaction/Non-IGE/Very first dose
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Drug induced Hypocalcemia
Drug Induced Infusion Reaction
Hypocalcemia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
admin, Calcitonin, Calcitonin (substance), Calcitonin agent, Calcitonin agent (substance), Calcitonin preparation, Calcitonin preparation (product), Calcitonin preparation (substance), Calcitonin product, Calcitonin(1 32), Calcitrin, CT Calcitonin, Thyrocalcitonin, Thyrocalcitonin preparation, Brand name/Calcimar (Calcitonin salmon), Brand name/Caltine (Calcitonin-salmon), Brand name/Cibacalcin (Calcitonin Human), Brand name/Fortical ( Calcitonin-Salmon) Nasal, Brand name/Miacalcin (Calcitonin) nasal, Britain-BNF/Salcatonin (Calcitonin-Salmon)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.$$$ Expensive medication
DRUG/Dose in units
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Dose small test-dose method
DRUG/Inhaled/aerosolized medication (example)
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Intramuscular injection RX
DRUG/Intranasal administration RX
DRUG/Subcutaneous administration medication
Definition

a natural hormone for calcium bone deposition (bioengineered synthetic/salmon source); parenteral and nasal preparation-------------------------------Nasal Calcitonin-Salmon; Miacalcin, 200 international units/unit dose spray, is administered as one spray daily, alternating nostrils; It is just as effective as the parenteral preparation and is associated with fewer side effects; Nasal irritation may occur, as may occasional epistaxis----------------Calcitonin has been used for many years to treat Paget"s disease; However, its use has declined dramatically with the introduction of more potent bisphosphonates------------[current dxrx 2005]--------------

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