Calcified Tissue International

, Volume 49, Supplement 2, pp S9–S13

Use of calcitonin in the treatment of bone pain associated with osteoporosis

Authors

  • Carlo Gennari
    • Institute of Internal MedicineUniversity of Siena
  • Donato Agnusdei
    • Institute of Internal MedicineUniversity of Siena
  • Angelo Camporeale
    • Institute of Internal MedicineUniversity of Siena
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02561370

Cite this article as:
Gennari, C., Agnusdei, D. & Camporeale, A. Calcif Tissue Int (1991) 49: S9. doi:10.1007/BF02561370

Summary

In osteoporosis, calcitonin exerts an analgesic effect that is unrelated to its effect on bone. Although the precise mechanism has yet to be clarified, there is some evidence that the analgesic effect of calcitonin may be mediated through the endogenous opioid system. The intranasal administration of calcitonin seems to be more effective in producing analgesia than parenteral administration.

Key words

AnalgesiaBone painCalcitoninIntranasal administrationOsteoporosis

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991