Calcitonin Salmon Injection Dosing

Calcitonin salmon injection dosing for the treatment of high blood calcium is determined by weight -- about 4 IU per kg of body weight every 12 hours. For the treatment of Paget's disease of the bone, the usual starting dose is 100 IU once daily. The best calcitonin salmon injection dosage for osteoporosis treatment has not yet been determined.

Calcitonin Salmon Injection Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of calcitonin salmon injection (Miacalcin® injection) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your weight
  • The medical condition being treated
  • How you respond to calcitonin salmon injection
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Calcitonin Salmon Injection Dosing for Paget's Disease

The recommended starting dose for treating Paget's disease of the bone is calcitonin salmon 100 IU (0.5 mL) injected once daily. Your healthcare provider can give your injections (either just under the skin or into the muscle), but for most people, it is preferred that you give yourself the injections just under the skin.
 
Your healthcare provider may be able to decrease your dose (sometimes to 50 IU every other day) if you respond well to the medication.
 

Calcitonin Salmon Injection Dosing for Hypercalcemia

The recommended starting dose for high blood calcium (hypercalcemia) is based on weight -- calcitonin salmon 4 IU per kg (about 1.8 IU per pound) every 12 hours, injected either just under the skin or into the muscle. Your healthcare provider may need to increase your dose if you do not respond adequately to the medication.
 
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