Gemitrol NS Nasal Spray 3.7ml

Bone Metabolism Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY contains Calcitonin which belongs to the group of medicines called Calcium Metabolism Modifiers. It is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis (weak or brittle bones caused during menopause) in women who crossed 5 years of menopause when other treatments are not appropriate.

Prior to the treatment, the doctor will perform a skin test to determine whether you are allergic to Calcitonin or not. During treatment with GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY, your doctor may take several bone-related tests to evaluate improvement in your condition. You may also be prescribed with vitamin D or calcium supplements, along with GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY to improve your disease condition.

Before using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY inform your doctor if you have low blood calcium levels or any type of cancer as a precaution. Do not use GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The most common side effects of using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY are nasal irritation, headache, back pain and muscle pain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

USES OF GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY

It is used among women (greater than 5 years of menopause) to:

  • Treat postmenopausal osteoporosis

HOW GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY WORKS

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY stops the action of certain bone cells (such as osteoclasts) that destroys the bone mass. This action prevents bone loss and helps in building bone mass and density. As a result, it makes your bones stronger and reduces the risk of fracture.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY as advised by your physician. It is for intranasal use only. Prior to the use, prime the device by pressing 2-3 puffs in the air. Place the nozzle of the device inside your nostril and gently press the pump to release the spray.

As GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY must be stored in the refrigerator, allow it to come to room temperature before use.

Your doctor will decide the suitable dose, the number of sprays and duration of therapy for you depending on your age, body weight and health condition. Do not stop using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY

COMMON

  • Back pain, muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal irritation or dryness

RARE

Stop using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • severe allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, eyes, tongue or throat causing wheezing or difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, fall in blood pressure, increased heartbeat)
  • signs of hypocalcemia (such as tingling or numbness of fingers, toes or around the mouth)
  • severe nasal irritation with nasal bleeding, redness, swelling or soreness, crusting sensation and nasal dryness

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes and apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if necessary. Do not consume alcohol. Contact your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

There are no adequate studies to confirm the effects of GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY on pregnant women. Therefore, GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY should be used in pregnant women, only if considered necessary by the physician.

BREASTFEEDING

There are no adequate studies to confirm whether GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY can pass through breast milk or not. Therefore, GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY should be used in breastfeeding women, only if considered necessary by the physician.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY.

ALLERGY

Talk to your doctor before using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY if you are allergic to Calcitonin.

OTHERS

Before using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY, inform your doctor if you have:

  • hypocalcaemia (low calcium levels in blood)
  • any form of cancer

Use in pediatrics:

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

Use in geriatrics:

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • medicines used to treat depression and mania (Ex. lithium)
  • other medicines used to treat osteoporosis (Ex. alendronate, zoledronic acid)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital straight away.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Calcitonin
Pharmacological Category :   Calcitonin Receptor Agonist
Therapeutic Indication :   Postmenopausal Osteoporosis           
Dosage Forms :   Injection, Nasal Spray

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY in a refrigerator between 2 to 8°C

FAQs ABOUT GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY

What is the use of GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY?

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis (weak or brittle bones caused during menopause) in women who crossed 5 years of menopause when other treatments are not appropriate.

How to use GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY?

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY is for intranasal use only. Prior to the use, prime the device by pressing 2-3 puffs in the air. Place the nozzle of the device inside your nostril and gently press the pump to release the spray.

What are the side effects of GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY?

The most common side effects of using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY are nasal irritation, headache, back pain and muscle pain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

Can elderly patients use GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY?

Yes, elderly patients can use GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY after consulting their doctor.

Can GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY cure osteoporosis?

Yes. GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY helps in preventing osteoporosis and helps in gaining back the lost bone mass in postmenopausal women.

How GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY works?

GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY stops the action of certain bone cells (such as osteoclasts) that destroys the bone mass. This action prevents bone loss and helps in building bone mass and density. As a result, it makes your bones stronger and reduces the risk of fracture.

Can I stop therapy with GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY once my symptoms subside?

No. Do not stop using GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY without consulting your doctor once your symptoms subside, as it may reverse the healed condition. Continue to use GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY as long as instructed by your doctor.

Can GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY cause cancer?

Yes. GEMITROL NS NASAL SPRAY might cause cancer when used in long-term. Therefore, contact your doctor for advice before using it.

REFERENCES

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Blood Calcium Levels

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    CALCITONIN 200IU
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Gemitrol NS Nasal Spray 3.7ml

Gemitrol NS Nasal Spray 3.7ml Mkt: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.2,143.00
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