Sanofi-Aventis | Calcimar (Medication)
Calcimar/calcitonin is indicated in the treatment of Paget's Disease of the bone. Calcimar is also indicated for early treatment of hypercalcemic emergencies, along with other appropriate agents, when a rapid decrease in serum calcium is required, until more specific treatment of the underlying disease can be accomplished. It may also be added to existing therapeutic regimens for hypercalcemia such as intravenous fluids and furosemide, oral phosphate or corticosteroids, or other agents.
It may be used in patients with azotemia and those with limited cardiac reserve in whom intravenous fluids may be contraindicated. ...
Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or flushing may occur. Using this medication at bedtime may help to decrease these side effects. Swelling/redness at injection site, a salty taste in mouth, increased urination, or loss of appetite may also occur.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:eye pain, swelling ankles/feet. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:muscle cramps/spasms, numbness/tingling of the arms/legs.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...