Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection

Flushing, nausea, and reaction at the injection site are some of the most commonly reported side effects of calcitonin salmon injection. In most cases, side effects are minor and either don't require treatment or can be treated easily. However, if you develop serious calcitonin salmon injection side effects, such as allergic reactions or signs of low blood calcium, seek medical attention immediately.

Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with calcitonin salmon injection (Miacalcin® injection); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with calcitonin salmon injection. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of calcitonin salmon injection side effects with you.)

Serious Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection

Some side effects with calcitonin salmon injection, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
  • Signs of low blood calcium, such as:
    • Muscle twitches or spasms
    • Seizures
    • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
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