Why do I need this medicine?
Calcitonin is used to treat osteoporosis. This medicine helps strengthen thin and weak bones in women who are at least 5 years postmenopausal when alternative treatments are not suitable.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Calcitonin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Try to administer it at the same time each day.
To use the nasal spray, follow these steps:
- Allow the nasal solution to be in room temperature. Remove the cover and press the pump a few times until a full and even spray is produced
- With your head on an upright position, place nozzle into nostril and ensure firm fit.
- Administer the recommended dose into your nostril by pressing the pump.
- Wipe and cap the nasal spray.
Calcitonin must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.
Do not share your nasal spray with others as it could spread infections.