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The pharmacologic actions of Miacalcin injection suggest that hypocalcemic tetany could occur in overdose. Therefore, provisions for parenteral administration of calcium should be available for the treatment of overdose.
A dose of calcitonin-salmon l000 International Units subcutaneously may produce nausea and vomiting. Doses of 32 International Units per kg per day for 1–2 days demonstrate no other adverse effects. Data on chronic high-dose administration are insufficient to assess toxicity.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/23/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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