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Miacalcin Dosage

Generic name: CALCITONIN SALMON 200[iU] in 1mL
Dosage form: injection, solution

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Paget’s Disease of Bone

The recommended dose of Miacalcin injection for treatment of symptomatic Paget’s disease of bone is 100 International Units (0.5 mL) per day administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly.

Hypercalcemia

The recommended starting dose of Miacalcin injection for early treatment of hypercalcemia is 4 International Units/kg body weight every 12 hours by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. If the response to this dose is not satisfactory after one or two days, the dose may be increased to 8 International Units/kg every 12 hours. If the response remains unsatisfactory after two more days, the dose may be further increased to a maximum of 8 International Units/kg every 6 hours.

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

The recommended dose of Miacalcin injection for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women greater than 5 years postmenopause is 100 International Units (0.5 mL) per day administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. The minimum effective dose of Miacalcin injection for the prevention of vertebral bone mineral density loss has not been established.

Preparation and Administration

Visually inspect Miacalcin vials. Miacalcin injection is a clear, colorless, solution. If the solution is not clear and colorless, or contains any particles, or if the vial is damaged, do not administer the solution.

If the volume of Miacalcin injection to be injected exceeds 2 mL, intramuscular injection is preferable and the total dose should be distributed across multiple sites of injection.

Instruct patients to use sterile injection technique when administering Miacalcin injection, and to dispose of needles properly.

Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation

Patients who use Miacalcin injection for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis should receive adequate calcium (at least 1000 mg elemental calcium per day) and vitamin D (at least 400 International Units per day).

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