Osteoporosis Home > Calcitonin Salmon Injection
Calcitonin salmon injection can be prescribed to treat high blood calcium, Paget's disease, or osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The medication is a synthetic version of a hormone found in salmon that helps regulate bone formation and breakdown. It can either be administered just under the skin or into the muscle. Possible side effects of calcitonin salmon injection include vomiting, nausea, and flushing.
- Paget's disease of the bone
- High blood calcium (hypercalcemia)
- Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
- Injection site reactions (irritation, pain, or redness at the injection site)