... Anyone of you used Fortical and had this side effect? ... (0 replies)
... I tried Actonel and had extreme bone pain. Now my doctor wants me to use calcitonin salmon 200 hundred unit nasal spray. I know it only slows the progression but that's better than full speed ahead.
I'm wondering if someone here has used it and if so, did it help? What if any side effects did it cause you?
I'm so shell-shocked on all the OP drugs but I'm at high... (7 replies)
... welcome to the board .. sorry to hear that you are decreasing in density. I am not taking the drugs just supplements and strontium. I have never used the nasal spray you are inquiring about but hopefully some members who are will be able to help you out. ... (5 replies)
... I sometimes get a headache but nothing like I did with the Actonal. That was the worst drug I have ever taken. I tolerated the bone pain and headaches for 4 months but then I had chills and the worst pains I have ever dealt with, bad enough to go to ER.
I just learned that one of the side effects is excessive sweating from someone on the menopause board, but I had that... (5 replies)
... Thanks for your response Mel. Fortical, I'll look it up. It doesn't bother the insides of your nose? (5 replies)
... I am using Fortical. I didn't tolerate Actonal at all so I was switched to the nasal spray. I don't know if it has improved my scores or not and it isn't the first choice of drug but as my doctor stated, it is better than nothing. At least I don't have side effects. (5 replies)
... I take it because I couldn't tolerate actonal. The brand I use is Fortical. I have had no problems with it. I haven't had another scan since my osteroporosis diagnosis (4 replies)
... nymore. I sat up all night curled in a ball of pain before I finally went to ER the next day thinking my appendix had burst. Nothing was found. I now take the Fortical spray. Not the best but better than nothing. ... (6 replies)
... I am just starting my 3rd month of the Fortical nose spray. Last week I went to the dentist for a root canal. After I was given novacaine shots, the dr left the room and my nose started bleeding. ... (0 replies)
... I know it isn't the first choice, but so far I am doing ok as far as side effects taking the fortical spray. If this doesn't work I don't know what I will do. I will NEVER take actonel again. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Jodiane: Do you have any fish allergies? That might explain the side effects... Did you read the FDA link about Fortical, and did it mention the problems you're having? I didn't read the whole thing, but I'm sure it listed the contraindications and side effects. I'll take a look at it again and see what I find.
Good luck, hope it doesn't cause the problems again. ... (3 replies)
... at least the Fortical and started it yesterday. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Jodianne: Sorry but I'm not taking miacalcin... I do know there are a few here that are so maybe you'll here from them shortly. I considered this drug before I went on Forteo, but my t-score was to low for the miacalcin and went on Forteo. I remember you said you didn't want to try the Forteo, so maybe you could give the miacalcin a shot.
I understand that it slows... (3 replies)
... Would love to hear from anyone who used Fortical (Miacalcin) and had
success in improving their BMD. My doctor recently recommended it since
I have stomach problems and cannot take and wouldn't take the Biophosphatides. On the paper from the pharmacy it says to prevent
further bone loss, but doesn't state that it builds new bone. Anyone have
any further information on... (3 replies)
... Actually I now take fortical since my insurance stopped paying for Miacalcin. The only difference I noticed is that the fortical burns my nostril when I spray whereas the Miacalcin did not. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, I have been taking fortical which is the generic since last May. So far I love it and noticed a remarked difference in pain level. My old bones do not ache any more. ... (9 replies)
... I am using fortical which is the generic of miacalcin. It seems to work and I haven't had any adverse reactions since I a cannot take anything else. ... (1 replies)
... ied taking a Actonel which made me feel like every bone in my body was broken, nauseated, restless and so I quit taking it. Then they put me on the nasal spray, Fortical I think, which I learned had been removed from the market in Canada, I think due to the cancer danger. So, I stopped it. ... (2 replies)
... miles. I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis 2 years ago, my mother had it and its what ultimately caused her to give up on life. I started out trying Fortical nasal spray and Calcitriol, I did not want to use bisphosphinates. ... (0 replies)
... salmon spray. I haven't had any problems which is a relief as actonel had side effects so bad I ended up in the E.R. The spray isn't the first drug of choice but as the doctor said it is better than nothing. You need to take vitamin D and calcium with it. ... (8 replies)