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).
Nonoperative management with bracing, nasal miacalcin, opioids, relative rest, and physical therapy fail to control pain.
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.
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).