Sensipar

Drug List

Sensipar

Drug Name

Sensipar (Cinacalcet hydrochloride)

Manufactured By

Amgen, Inc.

Drug Savings

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Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Uses of This Medicine Cinacalcet is used to treat hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis. Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that is caused when the parathyroid glands located in the neck make too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone helps to control the concentrations of calcium and phosphorus in your blood. Cinacalcet lowers the amount of PTH which lowers the calcium and phosphorus concentrations. Cinacalcet is also used to lower calcium in the blood of patients with parathyroid cancer and primary hyperparathyroidism. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

How To Use

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you. Take this medicine with food or shortly after a meal. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, chew, or break it.

Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing Anxiety, confusion, mental changes Dizziness or lightheadedness Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat Muscle spasms, stiffness, or pain Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, and feet Seizures If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: Back or joint pain Headache Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can affect how cinacalcet works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following: Carvedilol Desipramine Flecainide Itraconazole Ketoconazole Metoprolol Tricyclic antidepressant

In Case of Overdose

seek medical attention

In Case of Missed Dose

Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light