Medicine Overview of Biocalcin Injection
Nausea, Vomiting, Injection site inflammation.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Biocalcin 100IU Injection is a calcitonin receptor agonist. It acts by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone, thereby strengthening the bones and minimizing the risk of fractures.
In Depth Information on Biocalcin Injection
- Do not take calcitonin if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to calcitonin or to any of the other ingredients of this medicines.
- Avoid using calcitonin in condition such as low levels of calcium in blood (hypocalcemia).
- Calcitonin is not recommended in children under 18 years of age.
- Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy, tired, have a headache or get disturbed vision after taking calcitonin.
- Long term treatment with calcitonin for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis have shown an increase in the risk of cancer in clinical trials.
- Calcitonin is recommended to be taken at bedtime to reduce the side effects like urge to vomit (nausea) and vomiting that are generally experienced at the beginning of the treatment.
Biocalcin Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Biocalcin 100IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Biocalcin 100IU Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Biocalcin 100IU Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Biocalcin 100IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biocalcin 100IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Biocalcin 100IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biocalcin 100IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Biocalcin 100IU Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Biocalcin Injection
Biocalcin is not a steroid hormone/ peptide hormone/ bisphosphonate. However, Biocalcin occurs naturally in the body. It is also available as a man-made polypeptide hormone
Q. Is calcitonin lipid soluble/ hydrophilic/ water soluble?
Calcitonin is a hydrophilic, water soluble hormone
Biocalcin is a naturally occurring thyroid hormone which is used to prevent and to treat thinning and weakening of the bone (osteoporosis) in post-menopausal women
Osteoclast is a type of bone cell which carry out dissolution and absorption of bone. Biocalcin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by thyroid gland in the body, which stops the activity of osteoclasts, thereby stops bone removal by the osteoclasts
Osteoblast is a type of bone cell which carry out bone formation. Whether Biocalcin stimulates or promotes the bone formation or resorption by the osteoblasts is uncertain
Long term treatment with Biocalcin for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis has shown an increase in the risk of cancer in clinical trials
Q. Does calcitonin increases calcium levels?
Calcitonin does not increase calcium levels. It is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the thyroid gland in the body, which is used to reduce high calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia) due to cancer
Yes, Biocalcin decreases phosphate resorption by direct action on the kidney.
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