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Calcitonin Information

Calcitonin Benefits & Uses

Calcitonin is used to treat the following -

Calcitonin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Calcitonin


Calcitonin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Calcitonin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Flushing
  3. Injection site pain
  4. Blurred vision
  5. Cough Mild
  6. Joint pain
  7. Irregular heartbeat
  8. Skin Rash Mild
  9. Back Pain Mild
  10. Diarrhoea
  11. Sinus inflammation
  12. Rash
  13. Headache Mild
  14. Constipation Moderate
  15. Angina Pectoris
  16. Anemia Moderate

Calcitonin Related Warnings

Is the use of Calcitonin safe for pregnant women?

No research has not been done till date on the safety of Calcitonin for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.


Is the use of Calcitonin safe during breastfeeding?

There is no research available on the side effects of Calcitonin in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.


What is the effect of Calcitonin on the Kidneys?

Calcitonin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Calcitonin on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Calcitonin on the liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Calcitonin on the Heart?

Calcitonin may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Calcitonin with Other Drugs

Calcitonin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Calcitonin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Calcitonin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Calcium Deficiency

Frequently asked Questions about Calcitonin

Is this Calcitonin habit forming or addictive?

Calcitonin is not addictive in nature.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Calcitonin as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Calcitonin is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Calcitonin in mental disorders is not effective.


Calcitonin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Calcitonin

Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Calcitonin, due to a lack of research on this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Calcitonin

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Calcitonin with alcohol.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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