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When and How to Use Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray

General considerations for when and how to use calcitonin salmon nasal spray include the following:
 
  • As the name implies, the medication comes as a nasal spray. It is usually taken once a day as one spray, alternating nostrils each time.
     
  • You can take calcitonin salmon nasal spray with or without food.
     
  • You can use the medication at any time of the day, but it is a good idea to use it at the same time each day.
     
  • The first time you use each bottle of calcitonin salmon nasal spray, you will need to prime the pump by spraying until a fine mist appears.
     
  • You do not need to try to inhale the medication. It is absorbed into the body from the nasal tissues. Also, you do not need to tip your head back.
     
  • Once you assemble a bottle of calcitonin salmon nasal spray, it must be stored in the upright position, not on its side.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Calcitonin salmon nasal spray will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information for Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray

There is only one recommended dose of calcitonin salmon nasal spray, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray Dosing for more information.)
 

Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray Drug Interactions

Calcitonin salmon nasal spray can potentially interact with a few different medications (see Drug Interactions With Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray).
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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