Medicine Overview of Unicalcin Injection
Uses of Unicalcin Injection
Unicalcin 50IU Injection is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis and increased calcium levels in blood due to cancer.
Side effects of Unicalcin Injection
Nausea, Vomiting, Flushing of face, Injection site inflammation.
How to use Unicalcin Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Unicalcin Injection works
Unicalcin 50iu injection has the structure similar to calcitonin, a natural hormone that prevents bone loss.
In Depth Information on Unicalcin Injection
Expert advice for Unicalcin 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.
Special precautions for Unicalcin 50IU Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unicalcin 50IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Unicalcin 50IU Injection is probably safe to use during lact+more
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
It is not known whether Unicalcin 50IU Injection alters the+more
ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react....
Unicalcin 50IU Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function....
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
Frequently asked questions for Unicalcin 50IU Injection
Frequently asked questions for Calcitonin
Unicalcin is not a steroid hormone/ peptide hormone/ bisphosphonate. However, Unicalcin 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
Unicalcin 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. Unicalcin 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 Unicalcin stimulates or promotes the bone formation or resorption by the osteoblasts is uncertain
Long term treatment with Unicalcin 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, Unicalcin decreases phosphate resorption by direct action on the kidney.
Substitutes for Unicalcin
No substitutes found for this medicine