Safety in Lactation: Drugs affecting bone metabolism

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Refrigerated Storage

Calcitonin Essential Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Essential Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Solution for injection and infusion (50 units/ml, 100 units/ml, 400 units/2ml)

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Calcitonin is stable when exposed to temperatures of up to 25°C for a maximum of 24 hours. Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at
Discard calcitonin (all preparations listed) if exposed to temperatures <2°C.
Contact Essential Pharmaceuticals Ltd for additional information on cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

No if exposed to temperatures up to 25°C for a maximum of 24 hours.
Yes if exposed to temperatures up to 25°C for a maximum of 24 hours

Please note that the use of the product stored outside the recommended temperature range is considered off-licence, therefore it is entirely of responsibility of the prescriber.

3 November 2021
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information


No published evidence of safety
Due to the drug’s properties, low milk levels anticipated which are likely to be degraded in infant’s GI tract
11 September 2020