くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 4/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Elcitonin Inj.10u
 Active ingredient:
Elcatonin
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a synthetic calcitonin preparation. It acts on the pain suppressing nerve system.
It is usually used for the treatment of pain due to osteoporosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, this medicine is injected intramuscularly twice a week.
  • The treatment period with this medicine depends on your symptoms. However, the standard treatment period is 6 months.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include facial flush (facial glow/redness), injection site pain, nausea, feverish, rash and hives. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, see your doctor immediately.
  • reduction of blood pressure, general redness (general skin becomes congested and reddened), respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • numbness, convulsion [tetany]
  • convulsive shortness of breath, wheezing (whistling breath) [asthma attack]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.