Treating an overactive parathyroid in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. It is also used to treat high blood calcium levels in patients with parathyroid cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Sensipar is a calcimimetic agent. It works by causing the parathyroid to produce less parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps to lower blood calcium levels.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Sensipar . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sensipar .
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Sensipar may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Sensipar as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Sensipar .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; dizziness; loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; cramping; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; muscle aches, pain, or weakness; muscle spasms; numbness or tingling; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness or headache; shortness of breath; swelling of the hands or feet; tremors; unusual weakness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include burning, prickling, or itching of the skin; muscle aches, pain, or weakness; muscle spasms; seizures.Proper storage of Sensipar :
Store Sensipar at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Sensipar out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Sensipar . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.