What is Calcitonin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Miacalcin Miacalcin Nasal Spray

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Calcitonin is used in the treatment of Paget's disease of bone; adjunctive therapy for hypercalcemia and treatment of osteoporosis postmenopausal women. It is available in nasal spray and injectable formulation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoporosis 4 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Kidney transplant 1 0
Pain 1 0
Support bone/joint health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcitonin

Dosage Patients
200 intl units daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Calcitonin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Calcitonin

Duration

Currently taking Calcitonin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Calcitonin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Calcitonin.