Precautions and Warnings With Calcitonin Salmon Injection

There are several precautions and warnings with calcitonin salmon injection to be aware of before starting treatment. For example, it is important to know that calcitonin salmon injection may cause allergic reactions or decrease the level of calcium in your blood. Precautions and warnings with calcitonin salmon injection also extend to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Calcitonin Salmon Injection: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking calcitonin salmon injection (Miacalcin® injection) if you have:
 
  • Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Calcitonin Salmon Injection

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking calcitonin salmon injection include the following:
 
  • Calcitonin salmon injection is a manufactured version of a hormone that is found in salmon. As such, it has the potential to cause allergic reactions. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you have any signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
  • The medication can decrease the level of calcium in your blood. Therefore, you should probably not take calcitonin salmon injection if you already have low blood calcium (known medically as hypocalcemia).
     
  • Calcitonin salmon injection can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Calcitonin Salmon Injection Drug Interactions).
     
  • Calcitonin salmon injection is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy (see Miacalcin Injection and Pregnancy).
     
  • It is not known whether calcitonin salmon injection passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Miacalcin Injection and Breastfeeding).
     
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