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Calcitonin

Description

Calcitonin is a calciotropic hormone, which inhibits bone resorption by a direct action on osteoclasts. By inhibiting osteoclast activity via its specific receptors, salmon calcitonin decreases bone resorption.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
H05BA
Calcitonin preparations
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H05 Calcium homeostasis → H05B Anti-parathyroid agents

Trade names

Trade name
Countries

Canada

France

Australia France Singapore

United States

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MIACALCIN 50 IU/ml and 100 IU/ml Ampoules
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
MIACALCIN Solution for injection
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US