A hormone formed by the C cells of the thyroid gland. It helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood. When the calcium level is too high, calcitonin lowers it.


... CALCITONIN (Miacalcin®) controls the amount of calcium in your body and helps maintain proper bone density. Calcitonin is used to treat diseases of the bone such as Paget''s disease and osteoporosis. Calcitonin is used to treat excess amounts of calcium in the blood. Generic calcitonin injection is available. ...
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What You Need To Know About Calcitonin Injections
... What is calcitonin? Calcitonin is a natural hormone produced by cells in the thyroid gland. Calcitonin controls the level of calcium in the blood and assists the body in absorbing calcium into bones. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic