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Calcitonin (nasal spray)

 

Drug Class:

Hormones

Brand Names

Fortical, Miacalcin


Dosages

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200 IUs daily in a single dose.


Potential Side Effects

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Crusting, patches or sores inside the nose or other signs of nasal irritation; nosebleeds; runny nose.


Special Instructions

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  • Prime the pump before first use. Alternate nostrils daily.
  • Refrigerate before and after opening.

Be Aware

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