EPAR summary for the public
What is Forcaltonin?
Forcaltonin is a clear solution for injection. Each ampoule contains 100 IU (International Units) of the active substance salmon calcitonin.
What is Forcaltonin used for?
Forcaltonin is used in adults to prevent bone loss due to sudden immobilisation such as in patients with recent bone fractures caused by osteoporosis (a disease that makes bones fragile). It is also used in Paget’s disease (a bone disease that involves bone destruction and regrowth that causes deformity),
How is Forcaltonin used?
Forcaltonin is given by subcutaneous injection (under the skin), intramuscular injection (into a muscle) or intravenous infusion (drip into a vein – only in hypercalcaemia). The doses and duration of treatment depend on to the patient’s response to the medicine.
To prevent bone loss, the recommended dosage is 100 IU daily or 50 IU twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks, given subcutaneously or intramuscularly.