Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking calcitonin:

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking calcitonin:

Incidence not known

Blurred vision

chills or fever


difficulty with breathing

difficulty with swallowing


frequent urination


joint pain

muscle aches and pains

muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face

nausea or vomiting

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue


skin rash or itching

slow or fast heartbeat


swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs

tightness in the chest

tingling of the hands or feet

trembling or shaking of the legs, arms, hands or feet

trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss


The most commonly reported adverse effects with use of the injection are nausea, injection site inflammation, and flushing of face or hands; rhinitis, epistaxis, back pain, arthralgia, and headache have been reported with use of the nasal spray.

Common (1% to 10%): Influenza-like symptoms


Very common (10% or more): Nausea (10%)

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain

Frequency not reported: Salty taste, diarrhea

With parenteral use, nausea with or without vomiting appears most frequently upon treatment initiation and tends to decrease or disappear with comtinuous use.


Symptoms of nose include: Nasal crusts, dryness, redness or erythema, nasal sores, irritation, itching, thick feeling, soreness, pallor, infection, stenosis, runny/blocked, small wound, bleeding wound, tenderness, uncomfortable feeling, and sore across bridge of nose.[Ref]

Very common (10% or more): Rhinitis (12%), symptoms of nose (11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchospasm

Postmarketing reports: Cough, dyspnea[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Pedal edema

Postmarketing reports: Edema (facial, peripheral, and generalized), hypertension, chest pain syncope, vasodilation

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, paresthesia

Postmarketing reports: Headache, tremor, seizure, loss of taste/smell

Postmarketing reports: Hypocalcemia with tetany (muscle cramps, twitching) and seizure activity