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Calsynar is a man-made version of the hormone, used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and Paget’s disease. It is also used to treat conditions with high calcium levels in the blood such as cancers spread to the bone and hyperparathyroidism. 

Drug information on Calsynar (Calcitonin- Salmon) from Piramal Healthcare

Calsynar

  Injection
Piramal Healthcare
Generic : Calcitonin- Salmon
 170.00
100iu/1vial
1vial
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Medical Condition(s) for which Calsynar may be prescribed


Side effects of Calsynar

  Very mild and uncommon

  Body as a whole: Influenza-like symptoms, edema, fever.

  Skin: Rash, skin ulceration, eczema, hair loss, itching, increased sweating.

  Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain, inflammation of joints with pain and stiffness.

  Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract infection and inflammation, bronchus, pneumonia, coughing, difficulty in breathing.

  Eye and ENT: Nasal symptoms such as inflammation, runny nose and bleeding occur with the nasal spray. Taste perversion, sneezing, ringing in the ear, hearing loss. increase or decrease in tears, inflammation of conjunctiva, blurred vision, visual disturbance.

  Heart: High blood pressure, heart attack, palpitation, bundle branch block.

  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, increased appetite, gastritis, dry mouth.

  Metabolic: Increased thirst, weight increase.

  Liver: Gall stone, inflammation of liver.

  Genitourinary: Inflammation of kidney and urinary bladder, diarrhea, blood in urine, kidney stone .

  Central Nervous System: Headache, Dizziness, tingling, fainting, migraine, neuralgia, agitation, tremor.

  Blood and Immune System: Lymph nodes swelling, infection, anemia.

  Potentially Fatal: Anaphylactic shock.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Postmenopausal osteoporosis- 100 u/day or every other day.
Bone pain due to malignant neoplasm’s- 200 u 4 times/day, up to 48 hours.
Nasal-Postmenopausal osteoporosis- 200 u/day, alternating nostrils everyday.

How to use Calsynar?

It comes as a nasal spray and solution to be injected under the skin (subcutaneously) or into the muscle (intramuscularly). It is usually used once a day or once every other day.

When is Calsynar not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Calsynar

Proper diet should be followed while taking this medication. It may cause flushing (warm, redness of skin).

• Prior intradermal test should preferably be done.

•It should not be used in children <18 yr.

•Caution needed for pregnant women, breast feeding, kidney patients.

Other Precautions for Calsynar

Avoid using contaminated solution of this medication.

Storage Conditions for Calsynar

Storage: Injection: Refrigerate at 2-8°C. Nasal: Refrigerate at 2-8°C. Do not freeze.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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