Miacalcic Nasal Spray

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Composition for Miacalcic 2200IU/ml Nasal Spray

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Primarily used for

Post menopausal osteoporosis (Porous bones), Increased calcium levels in blood due to cancer
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Kidney
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2 ml in 1 packet
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Substitutes for Miacalcic

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of Miacalcic Nasal Spray

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Uses of Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Miacalcic Nasal Spray is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis and Increased calcium levels in blood due to cancer.
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Side effects of Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Common

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

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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. 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 Miacalcic Nasal Spray works

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

In Depth Information on Miacalcic Nasal Spray

Expert advice for Miacalcic 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Miacalcic Nasal Spray
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Miacalcic Nasal Spray should be used with caution during lac
tation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Miacalcic Nasal Spray may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Miacalcic 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.
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Liver
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 Miacalcic 2200IU/ml Nasal Spray

Frequently asked questions for Calcitonin

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