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Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Miacalcic Nasal Spray

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Primary uses of Miacalcic Nasal Spray

2 ml in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Miacalcic Nasal Spray


Uses of Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Miacalcic Nasal Spray is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis. It used to prevent bone loss due to osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) in women who have not had monthly periods for at least 5 years.

Miacalcic Nasal Spray side effects


Rhinitis, Nose bleed, Back pain, Joint pain, Headache.


How to use Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray away from the cartilage diving the two sides of your nose and toward the sides of your nostril. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat in the other nostril.

How Miacalcic Nasal Spray works

Miacalcic Nasal Spray 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 Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Expert advice for Miacalcic Nasal Spray

  • Store unopened bottles in the refrigerator. Once they are opened, store at room temperature for up to 35 days.
  • Let the bottle to reach room temperature before use.
  • Prime before first use by spraying in the air 5 times until full spray is produced.
  • Spray the medicine in alternating nostrils.
  • Throw away the medicine after 30 doses, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle. It won't deliver the correct dose anymore. 
  • Keep taking your calcium and vitamin D.
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Miacalcic Nasal Spray related warnings
Special precautions for Miacalcic Nasal Spray
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Miacalcic 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.
Miacalcic Nasal Spray is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
It is not known whether Miacalcic Nasal Spray alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Miacalcic Nasal Spray in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

What if you miss a dose of Miacalcic Nasal Spray?uses

If you miss a dose of Miacalcic Nasal Spray, 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Frequently asked questions about Calcitonin Salmon Topical

Q. Is calcitonin a steroid hormone/ peptide hormone/ bisphosphonate/ thyroid hormone?
Calcitonin is not a steroid hormone or a bisphosphonate. It occurs naturally in the body and is commercially available in the polypeptide 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
Q. Does calcitonin stimulate osteoclasts/ Inhibit osteoblast activity/ stimulate bone growth?
Osteoclast is a type of bone cell which carries 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 stopping bone removal by the osteoclasts. 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
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
Q. Does calcitonin decreases phosphate?
Yes, calcitonin decreases phosphate resorption by direct action on the kidney.
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