Miacalcin – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by

Miacalcin is a man-made form of calcitonin, a hormone that naturally occurs in the thyroid gland. It is used to treat hypercalcemia/high levels of calcium in the blood, osteoporosis (in postmenopausal women), and Paget’s disease of bone.

Calcitonin is a human hormone that can also be found in salmon. The hormone helps prevent bone breakdown and it can increase bone density/thickness.

Miacalcin’s generic name is calcitonin salmon, and its other brand names include Fortical and Miacalcin Nasal.

Known health risks or side effects of Miacalcin

Miacalcin may cause common side effects such as:

  • Flushing (e.g., redness, a tingly feeling, or warmth)
  • Nausea
  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Vomiting

You may require immediate medical attention if you experience severe side effects such as:

  • A light-headed feeling (as if you’re about to faint)
  • Low levels of calcium in the blood – Symptoms may include, fast or slow heart rate, muscle tightness or contraction, numbness or a tingly feeling around the mouth, and overactive reflexes.

List of organs that might be affected by Miacalcin

Some patients may experience an allergic reaction after taking Miacalcin. Signs of an allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing; hives; or the swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, consult a healthcare professional. If your symptoms are severe, go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Food items or nutrients that have similar effects to Miacalcin

Instead of taking Miacalcin, which can have negative side effects, eat more fruits and vegetables to make your bones stronger.

A lot of fruits and vegetables have bone-friendly nutrients such as:

  • Calcium Dairy products like cheese, milk, and yogurt.
  • Magnesium – Artichokes, beet greens, collard greens, okra, plantains, potatoes, raisins, spinach, sweet potatoes, and tomato products.
  • PotassiumBananas, oranges, orange juice, papaya, plantains and prunes.
  • Vitamin C – Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, grapefruits, green peppers, oranges, papaya, pineapples, red peppers, and strawberries.
  • Vitamin K – Dark green leafy vegetables like Brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens.

Edible plants also have anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants that can help prevent inflammation and oxidative stress. These two cellular conditions are linked to aging and chronic diseases like osteoporosis. A higher intake of fruits and vegetables are also associated with better bone mass.

Treatment and management options for the side effects of Miacalcin

The following treatments and management options can help prevent the side effects associated with Miacalcin, like nausea:

  • Eating plain foods – Nausea can be triggered by pungent-smelling foods or spicy dishes. Eat small, frequent meals with bland foods that are lighter on the stomach. The “BRAT” diet, which includes bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help.
  • Smelling a slice of lemon – Lemon has a refreshing scent, and it can be used for aromatherapy to treat nausea. You can also suck on a lemon wedge if you’re nauseous. Lemon has citric acid which may help relieve queasiness. Another option is to drink water with some lemon juice.
  • Staying hydrated – Nausea caused by heartburn and acid reflux can be treated with barley water. Additionally, barley water can address the effect of stomach acids and aid in digestion. If you vomit, try to drink more water to maintain your fluid levels.

Where to learn more

Summary

Miacalcin is a man-made form of calcitonin, a hormone that naturally occurs in the thyroid gland. It is used to treat hypercalcemia/high levels of calcium in the blood, osteoporosis (in postmenopausal women), and Paget’s disease of bone.

Miacalcin may cause common side effects such as flushing, nausea, and vomiting.

Some patients may experience an allergic reaction after taking Miacalcin.

Instead of taking Miacalcin, which can have negative side effects, eat more fruits and vegetables to make your bones stronger. A lot of fruits and vegetables have bone-friendly nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C and K.

Eating plain foods, smelling a slice of lemon, or staying hydrated can help prevent the side effects associated with Miacalcin, like nausea.

Sources include:

EverydayHealth.com 1

Drugs.com

EverydayHealth.com 2

NOF.org

CureJoy.com



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