Calcitonin is a hormone found in the human body that helps with bone metabolism and calcium regulation. Calcitonin can slow bone loss in the spine and increase spine bone density. Calcitonin may also help reduce the risk of spine fractures or help decrease the pain of these fractures. Calcitonin has not been shown to prevent bone loss or fracture in other parts of the body and is given as a nasal spray or as an injection.
What are the side effects of calcitonin?
Side effects may include a runny nose with the nasal spray or an allergic reaction or other effects with the injectable form.