Calcitonin salmon nasal spray

Used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products.

A human hormone that is also found in salmon.

Prevents bone breakdown and increases bone density.

Calcitonin salmon comes as a nasal spray.

Usually used once a day, alternating nostrils every day.

Helps treat osteoporosis but does not cure it.

Fortical®, Miacalcin® Nasal Spray trade names.

Side effects: runny nose, nosebleed,, sinus pain nose symptoms such as crusts, dryness, redness, or swelling, back pain, joint pain, upset stomach, and flushing.

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