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Being aware of Miacalcin injection warnings and precautions can help minimize risks and ensure safe treatment. Before starting treatment, tell your healthcare provider if you have low blood calcium or any allergies. Since Miacalcin injection is a synthetic version of a hormone, it may cause allergic reactions. Miacalcin injection warnings and precautions also extend to those who are allergic to any components of the medicine.

Miacalcin Injection: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Miacalcin® injection (calcitonin salmon injection) if you have:
  • Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
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.

Specific Miacalcin Injection Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Miacalcin injection include the following:
  • Miacalcin injection 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
    • Difficulty breathing.
  • Miacalcin injection can decrease the level of calcium in your blood. Therefore, you should probably not take the medication if you already have low blood calcium (known medically as hypocalcemia).
  • Miacalcin injection can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Miacalcin Injection Drug Interactions).
  • Miacalcin injection is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy (see Miacalcin Injection and Pregnancy).
  • It is not known whether Miacalcin injection 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 Injection and Breastfeeding).
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