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Drug Name:

FORTICAL Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Calcitonin-salmon (rDNA origin) 200 IU/spray; nasal spray.

Company:
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FORTICAL:

Postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Limitations Of use:

Not shown to increase BMD in early postmenopausal women.

Adult:

1 spray (200Units) in alternating nostrils daily.

Children:

Not applicable.

Pharmacological Class:

Hormone.

Warnings/Precautions:

Correct hypocalcemia and other disorders (eg, Vit. D deficiency) prior to initiating; monitor serum calcium during therapy. Supplement diet with calcium (1g/day) and Vit. D (400 IU/day); reevaluate periodically. Seizures. Do periodic nasal exams; discontinue if severe nasal ulceration occurs. Increased risk of malignancies. Pregnancy (Cat.C), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

May antagonize lithium; adjust dose.

Adverse Reactions:

Rhinitis, epistaxis, other nasal symptoms, back pain, arthralgia, headache; hypersensitivity reactions, antibody formation.

How Supplied:

Nasal spray (3.7mL)—1 (30 doses)

FORTICAL

  • 3.7ml of 200iu/spray nasal sprays (Qty:1)
  • appx. price $70.00
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