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Composition FOR CALSPRAY

Calcitonin(100IU)

food interaction for CALSPRAY

alcohol interaction for CALSPRAY

pregnancy interaction for CALSPRAY

lactation interaction for CALSPRAY

medicine interaction for CALSPRAY

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Calspray 100iu spray 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR CALSPRAY

Calcitonin(100IU)

Uses

Calspray 100iu spray is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones) and increased calcium levels in blood due to cancer

How it works

Calspray 100iu spray has the structure similar to Calspray 100iu spray, a natural hormone that prevents bone loss.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Flushing of face, Injection site inflammation

COMMON DOSAGE FOR CALSPRAY 100IU SPRAY

Patients taking CALSPRAY 100IU SPRAY

  • 100%
    Once A Day

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Expert advice FOR CALSPRAY

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR CALSPRAY

Calcitonin

Q.

Is calcitonin a steroid hormone/ peptide hormone/ bisphosphonate/ thyroid hormone?
Calcitonin is not a steroid hormone/ peptide hormone/ bisphosphonate. However, calcitonin 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

Q.

Is calcitonin effective for osteoporosis?
Calcitonin 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

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Does calcitonin stimulate osteoclasts?
Osteoclast is a type of bone cell which carry out dissolution and absorption of bone. Calcitonin 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

Q.

Does calcitonin stimulate/ inhibit osteoblast activity/ stimulate bone growth?
Osteoblast is a type of bone cell which carry out bone formation. Whether calcitonin stimulates or promotes the bone formation or resorption by the osteoblasts is uncertain

Q.

Does calcitonin cause cancer?
Long term treatment with calcitonin for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis has shown an increase in the risk of cancer in clinical trials

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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

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Does calcitonin decreases phosphate?
Yes, calcitonin decreases phosphate resorption by direct action on the kidney.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)