Fortical Drug Interactions
If bisphosphonates are taken in conjunction with Fortical, drug interactions could occur. Clinical studies show that people who had taken a bisphosphonate in the past did not respond to Fortical as well as normal. To help minimize the risk of developing Fortical drug interactions, tell your healthcare provider about all medications you are currently taking, including non-prescription ones.
Fortical® (calcitonin salmon nasal spray) can potentially interact with a few different medications, although it is unlikely to interact with most medications. In particular, bisphosphonates, which are often used to treat osteoporosis, may lead to Fortical drug interactions.
Examples of bisphosphonates include:
- Alendronate (Fosamax®, Fosamax Plus D™)
- Ibandronate (Boniva®)
- Etidronate (Didronel®)
- Pamidronate (Aredia®)
- Risedronate (Actonel®, Actonel With Calcium®)
- Risedronate delayed-release (Atelvia™)
- Tiludronate (Skelid®)
- Zoledronic acid (Reclast®, Zometa®).
Fortical Interactions Explained
The following section explains in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Fortical is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
In studies, people who had taken a bisphosphonate in the past did not respond to Fortical as well as normal. If this is the case for you, Fortical may not work as well as it should.
It is possible that not all Fortical drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.