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What Is Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray Used For?

How Does Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray Work?

Calcitonin salmon nasal spray is actually a synthetic version of calcitonin from salmon (known as calcitonin salmon), which is more potent and longer-acting than human calcitonin. The medicine works by slowing down the breakdown of bone. It also appears to have some activity as a pain reliever, independent of its effects on bone.

Is Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray Used in Children?

Calcitonin salmon nasal spray is not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend calcitonin salmon nasal spray for something other than osteoporosis. Off-label calcitonin salmon nasal spray uses include the treatment of:
Calcitonin salmon nasal spray is also sometimes used off-label for the prevention of osteoporosis.
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