Gemcal Nasal Spray

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Gemcal 200IU Nasal Spray

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Primarily used for

Post menopausal osteoporosis, Increased calcium levels in blood due to cancer
3.7 ml in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Gemcal Nasal Spray


Uses of Gemcal Nasal Spray

Gemcal Nasal Spray is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis and increased calcium levels in blood due to cancer.

Side effects of Gemcal Nasal Spray


Nausea, Vomiting, Flushing of face, Injection site inflammation.


How to use Gemcal Nasal Spray

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Blow your nose gently. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Keep the head upright. Breath in while pressing the bottle. Repeat in other nostril.

How Gemcal Nasal Spray works

Gemcal nasal spray has the structure similar to calcitonin, a natural hormone that prevents bone loss.

In Depth Information on Gemcal Nasal Spray

Expert advice for Gemcal Nasal Spray

  • 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.
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Special precautions for Gemcal Nasal Spray
No interaction found
Gemcal Nasal 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.
Gemcal Nasal Spray 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 Gemcal Nasal Spray alters the abilit
y to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Gemcal Nasal Spray is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Calcitonin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gemcal 200IU Nasal Spray

Frequently asked questions for Calcitonin

Gemcal is not a steroid hormone/ peptide hormone/ bisphosphonate. However, Gemcal 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
Gemcal 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. Gemcal 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 Gemcal stimulates or promotes the bone formation or resorption by the osteoblasts is uncertain
Long term treatment with Gemcal 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, Gemcal decreases phosphate resorption by direct action on the kidney.

User Submitted Feedback For Gemcal 200IU Nasal Spray

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