Sensipar

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What is Sensipar?

Common Brand(s): Sensipar

Cinacalcet is used to treat increased amounts of a certain hormone (parathyroid) in people with long-term kidney disease who are on dialysis. It is also used to treat increased amounts of calcium in people with an overactive parathyroid gland or in people with cancer of the parathyroid gland. Cinacalcet works by decreasing the amount of parathyroid hormone, calcium, and phosphorus in your body. Having the right amount of these substances in your body helps to prevent bone disease.

Uses

  • parathyroid carcinoma with hypercalcemia
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary to chronic renal failure with dialysis
  • hypercalcemia due to primary hyperparathyroidism

Usage Instructions

Take this medication by mouth with food or shortly after a meal, as directed by your doctor.

The manufacturer directs not to split the tablet before taking it. However, many similar drugs (immediate-release tablets) can be split/crushed. Follow your doctor's directions on how to take this medication.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and laboratory tests.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time(s) each day.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.