Which medications in the drug class Antidote, hypercalcemia agents are used in the treatment of Hypercalcemia?

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Antidote, hypercalcemia agents

Inhibit bone resorption and increase renal calcium excretion.

Calcitonin (Miacalcin, Osteocalcin)

Lowers elevated serum calcium in patients with multiple myeloma, carcinoma, or primary hyperparathyroidism. Expect higher response when serum calcium levels are high.

Onset of action is approximately 2 h following injection, and activity lasts for 6-8 h. May lower calcium levels for 5-8 d by approximately 9% if given q12h. IM route is preferred at multiple injection sites with dose > 2 mL.


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