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What is Miacalcin?


Miacalcin« (calcitonin) is a medication that's prescribed to prevent and treat osteoporosis. It's available as a nasal spray and in injectable form. It's also prescribed to treat hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood) and a bone disorder called Paget's disease, and to relieve bone pain caused by conditions such as cancer.

Miacalcin« side effects

Side effects of Miacalcin« nasal spray are generally mild and are mostly limited to the nose. You may experience irritation and inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses. Your doctor should perform a nasal exam before you begin taking Miacalcin«, and periodically during therapy. Stop using Miacalcin« and inform your doctor if you experience severe nasal irritation or sores. You may also feel some minor back or joint pain which is usually mild and disappears quickly.

Get more information on Paget's disease in our Health Encyclopedia.

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