calcitonin

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calcitonin

[kal·sə′tō·nən]
(biochemistry)
A polypeptide, calcium-regulating hormone produced by the ultimobranchial bodies in vertebrates. Also known as thyrocalcitonin.
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A: Miacalcin is a form of salmon calcitonin (calcium).
Furthermore, a single administration of ViaDerm-Calcitonin resulted in a statistically significant reduction of bone resorption and cartilage degradation biomarkers, CTX-I and CTX-II, similar to the reduction obtained with daily injections of 100 IU Miacalcin.
The market will witness generic erosion owing to the patent expiry of products such as Actonel (risedronate sodium), Reclast (zoledronic acid) and Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin).
Nonoperative management with bracing, nasal miacalcin, opioids, relative rest, and physical therapy fail to control pain.
nasal calcitonin prescriptions, similar to the 60% November market share achieved prior to the early December launch of two products generic to Miacalcin, but not to Fortical.
To rebuild bone density she was put on a regimen of 30 mg of Actonel once weekly, Miacalcin nasal spray daily and 1,500 mg of calcium citrate with vitamin D daily, morning and evening.
Table 7: Global Osteoporosis Drug Market (2006): Breakdown of Value Sales of Leading Drug Brands - Fosamax, Evista, Boniva, Forteo, Actonel and Miacalcin (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 Osteoporosis Therapeutics: A Peek into the Major Brands II-52 Arthritis II-52 Cataract II-53 Glaucoma II-53 Anti- Glaucoma Ophthalmic Drugs II-53 Beta-Adrenergic Blockers or "Beta Blockers" II-54 Timolol II-54 Levobunolol II-54 Carteolol II-54 Metipranolol II-55 Betaxolol II-55 Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors II-55 Prostaglandins II-55 Miotics II-55 Other Treatments II-55
Novartis AG markets the brand product, indicated for treating post-menopausal osteoporosis, under the Miacalcin name.
The reduced price program will cover Diovan, a high blood pressure medication, as well as a number of other other key Novartis prescription products, including Exelon (Alzheimer's disease), Lamisil Oral (fungal infections), Lescol (high cholesterol), Miacalcin nasal spray (osteoporosis) and Lotensin and Lotril (both high blood pressure).