Medications currently available include menopausal hormone therapy and the drugs alendronate (Fosamax), calcitonin (Miacalcin
), raloxifene (Evista), risedronate (Actonel), teriparatide (Forteo) and Reclast.
formulation including Miacalcin
in about the same composition as the
The FDA's review of our ANDA, which included a bioequivalence study designed to demonstrate the similarity between Novartis' currently marketed calcitonin-salmon nasal spray, Miacalcin
and Nastech's nasal spray product, is ongoing and must be completed prior to approval.
Chestnut reported that he has received research grants and consulting fees from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., which funded the trial and manufactures calcitonin-salmon nasal spray, marketed as Miacalcin
These medications include raloxifene (Evista), calcitonin (Miacalcin
), alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and teriparatide (Forteo).
Although most of us refer to bio-identical hormones in relation to menopause treatment, there are other hormones that are bio-identical, such as calcitonin (brand name Miacalcin
, made from salmon) and human insulin, created genetically using bacteria.
Nasal Calcitonin (Miacalcin
Nasal Spray)--The least effective bone medication, but still used for people who can't take anything else.--L.A.
(calcitonin-salmon)--a nasal spray--has been shown to increase spinal bone mass in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
For people who can't or won't take estrogen replacement drugs or Fosamax, Miacalcin
nasal spray is a good alternative.
Alendronate (Fosamax) and calcitonin (Miacalcin
) are two such products used for women that are now being tested in men, along with injections of hormones from the parathyroid gland, which stimulates bone growth.
from Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Fortical from Upsher-Smith Laboratories both treat osteoporosis; Pfizer's Nicotrol addresses nicotine addiction; Nascobal from Strativa Pharmaceuticals is used to treat vitamin B deficiency; Ferrin.g Pharmaceuticals produces Desmospray, which fights the dehydration associated with diabetes; Lazanda is a nasally administered opiate from Archimedes Pharma used for pain management; and Novartis delivers Syntocinon, which addresses several conditions associated with pregnancy.