Calcitonin-Salmon is a medication mainly used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Calcitonin-Salmon can also be used to treat Paget’s disease or high levels of calcium in the blood. The name comes from the hormone calcitonin which is found in both humans and salmon. The medication can be administered as both a nasal spray and an injection. One bottle of Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray costs around $67. A one month’s supply of Calcitonin-Salmon injection solution can cost around $370. Either form can be very expensive. Luckily, the Optum Perks website is easy to use and can help find you Calcitonin-Salmon discounts. Search for the drug and compare prices at pharmacies near you. Then download and print the coupon to present it to your pharmacist. Even easier, you can have Calcitonin-Salmon coupons sent directly to your phone by email or text message. It’s never been easier to save money each time you visit the pharmacy.

Calcitonin-Salmon is a human hormone that is also found in Salmon. It works by increasing bone density and preventing further bone density loss. 

Calcitonin-Salmon Injection

Calcitonin-Salmon injection is a solution injected beneath the skin. It is usually used once per day or every other day. Your doctor or pharmacist will show you how to inject the medication. Before preparing an injection, inspect the vial for any particles or cloudiness. If the medication does not look as it should, discard the medication and call your doctor for further instructions. All used vials or syringes should be properly disposed of after use.

Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray

Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray is to be used once a day. Before using, prime the pump by making sure it is at room temperature and squeezing the white arms of the pump until a full spray is produced.

Once the pump is primed, insert the nozzle into one nostril and squeeze the white arms. Alternate nostrils every day to prevent irritation. Each bottle should have enough medication for 30 doses.

While using Calcitonin-Salmon, it is important that you consume enough vitamin D and calcium. If you are not consuming enough in your diet, your doctor may prescribe you supplements.

Tell your doctor about all other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.

Calcitonin-Salmon injections may cause the following side effects: swelling of the feet, salty taste, redness, swelling, or irritation at the site of injection, flushing in the face or hands, feverish feeling, increased urination at night, itching of the ear lobes, vomiting or upset stomach, eye pain, decreased appetite.

Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray may cause the following side effects: runny nose, nosebleed or sinus pain, nasal dryness, redness, or swelling, joint pain, upset stomach, or back pain.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience signs of an allergic reaction.

This may not be a complete list of warnings. Ask your doctor for more warnings and discuss the risks. 

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