How should I use calcitonin nasal?
To make sure you are not allergic to calcitonin, your doctor may perform an allergy skin test before your first dose of this medicine.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Calcitonin nasal comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Store unopened calcitonin nasal in the refrigerator but do not allow it to freeze.
Once you put the bottle and pump assembly together, you may keep the medicine at room temperature, away from light and heat. Store the bottle upright with the pump attached.
Before your first use of the assembled bottle and pump, you must prime the spray. Allow the medicine to reach room temperature before priming.
To prime calcitonin nasal, press the pump at least 5 times until a fine mist appears. Prime the spray only before your first use of the newly assembled bottle.
To use the nasal spray:
- Blow your nose gently. Keep your head upright and insert the tip of bottle into one nostril. Hold the nasal spray upright with your first and second fingers on each side of the pump and your thumb on the bottom of the bottle.
- Pump the spray unit firmly to spray the medicine into your nostril. You do not need to sniff or inhale deeply.
- Do not blow your nose for at least a few minutes after using the nasal spray.
- If the spray gets in your eyes or mouth or on your skin, rinse with water.
Calcitonin nasal is usually given as one spray per day into only one of your nostrils. Use the other nostril the next day and continue alternating back and forth for each daily dose.
Calcitonin nasal spray delivers a fine mist into the nose. Even if you do not feel the spray while using it, the medication is still being absorbed by your nasal passages.
Each bottle contains 30 doses of calcitonin nasal. Throw away the medicine after 30 uses, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful side effects to the inside of your nose, your doctor may want to check your nasal passages often.
Your doctor may have you take extra vitamin D while you are using calcitonin nasal. Take only the amount of vitamin D that your doctor has prescribed.