What brand names are available for calcitonin?
Miacalcin (Calcimar and Fortical are discontinued).
Is calcitonin available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for calcitonin?
What are the side effects of calcitonin?
Side effects from calcitonin are uncommon and usually are mild. Injectable calcitonin can cause:
The nasal spray can cause other side effects including:
The nausea that can occur with injectable calcitonin is unlikely to occur with the nasal spray. In rare instances, the nasal spray can cause an upset stomach.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.