Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection

Common Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection

Calcitonin salmon injection has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common side effects of calcitonin salmon injection included:
 
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting) -- in about 10 percent of people
  • Injection site reaction (pain, redness, or irritation at the injection site) -- about 10 percent
  • Flushing of the face or hands -- about 2 to 5 percent.
     
Other possible side effects (frequency not reported) included:
 
  • Needing to urinate during the night
  • Itchy ear lobes
  • Feverish sensation
  • Eye pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Swelling of the feet
  • Salty taste in the mouth.
     

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection

You may experience some or none of the side effects of calcitonin salmon injection listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of calcitonin salmon injection, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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