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Before starting osteoporosis treatment with Miacalcin nasal spray, warnings and precautions for the drug should be fully understood. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have low blood calcium, nasal problems, or any allergies before using the nasal spray. Miacalcin nasal spray warnings and precautions also extend to those who are allergic to any components used to make the medication.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Miacalcin® nasal spray (calcitonin salmon nasal spray) if you have:
- Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
- Nasal sores or problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
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.
Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Miacalcin nasal spray include the following:
- Miacalcin nasal spray 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, or difficulty breathing.
- The medication can cause nasal problems. Your healthcare provider should examine your nasal passages before you start Miacalcin nasal spray and periodically thereafter.
- Miacalcin nasal spray can decrease the level of calcium in your blood. Therefore, you should probably not take the drug if you already have low blood calcium (known medically as hypocalcemia).
- Miacalcin nasal spray can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Miacalcin Nasal Spray Drug Interactions).
- Miacalcin nasal spray is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy (see Miacalcin Nasal Spray and Pregnancy).
- It is not known whether Miacalcin nasal spray 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 Nasal Spray and Breastfeeding).