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Brand names: Fortical Nasal Spray

Why is Calcitonin-salmon prescribed?

Fortical Nasal Spray works like the hormone calcitonin, which reduces the rate of calcium loss from bones. Fortical Nasal Spray is indicated to treat bone weakening (osteoporosis) in women going through menopause for more than 5 years. Fortical Nasal Spray not only helps to stop osteoporosis, it may also reverse the disease and increase bone strength. Fortical Nasal Spray helps make bones stronger and less likely to break.

Most important fact about Calcitonin-salmon

Although no allergic reactions have been reported with Fortical Nasal Spray, the generic ingredient calcitonin-salmon has been reported to cause serious allergic reactions such as shock, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and swelling of the throat or tongue. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop symptoms of an allergic reaction.

How should you take Calcitonin-salmon?

Before taking the first dose, allow the bottle to reach room temperature. Remove the protective cap and clip from the bottle of Fortical Nasal Spray. Hold the bottle upright and depress the two white side arms of the pump toward the bottle at least 5 times until a full spray is produced. To use the spray, the nozzle should be carefully placed into the nostril with the head in the upright position and the pump firmly depressed toward the bottle.

  • If you miss a dose...If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. Never take 2 doses at once.
  • Storage instructions...Store the unopened medication in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. You can keep the bottle at room temperature for 30 days. Make sure it stands upright.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Calcitonin-salmon.

  • Side effects may include:Back pain, dizziness, dry nose with crusting, headache, nosebleeds, nasal irritation, runny nose

Why should Calcitonin-salmon not be prescribed?

You should not take Fortical Nasal Spray if you are allergic to calcitonin-salmon.

Special warnings about Calcitonin-salmon

Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Fortical Nasal Spray. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are nursing or will be having surgery.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Fortical Nasal Spray during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking Calcitonin-salmon if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Recommended dosage for Calcitonin-salmon


The usual dose of Fortical Nasal Spray is 1 spray per day into your nostril, alternating nostrils daily.


Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

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