Miacalcin

(calcitonin)

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Treats high calcium levels and prevents bone loss.

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Our bottom line

Miacalcin (calcitonin) can be used for osteoporosis, but it is not a first choice because there are more effective medications available.

Quick facts about calcitonin
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (calcitonin)
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Upsides

  • Using the nasal spray causes fewer side effects than the injectable version.
  • Can help with bone pain if you've had a recent fracture.
  • Available in generic.

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Downsides

  • Miacalcin (calcitonin) is not as effective as other medications used to stop bone loss or lower calcium levels.
  • You're at a higher risk for certain cancers while taking Miacalcin (calcitonin).
  • If you're allergic to fish, you might also be allergic to Miacalcin (calcitonin).

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$317.50
How it works

Miacalcin (calcitonin) blocks the cells that break down bone. This makes stronger bones and lowers calcium levels in the blood.

Quick facts about calcitonin
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (calcitonin)

Dosage forms

  • Nasal spray
  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Miacalcin (calcitonin) for Paget's Disease

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Side effect rates for Miacalcin (calcitonin)

Risks and Warnings for Miacalcin (calcitonin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergy to fish

    Miacalcin (calcitonin) is similar to a compound that's in salmon. If you are or think you're allergic to fish, you should get tested first before using Miacalcin (calcitonin), since it can set off a reaction. If you notice any difficulty breathing, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, stop the medication and go to the emergency room right away.