is Sensipar used for?
is used to treat patients:
high levels of parathyroid hormone in their blood due to chronic kidney
disease that requires dialysis.
high levels of calcium in their blood due to cancer of the parathyroid
should not take Sensipar?
Do not take Sensipar if you are allergic to Sensipar
or to any of the ingredients in Sensipar.
Special Warning(s) with Sensipar:
Sensipar lowers the amount of calcium
in the blood. Low calcium levels may increase the
chance of seizures. Blood
levels should be checked
Sensipar, especially in patients with a history of seizures.
General Precautions with Sensipar:
should report the symptoms of low blood calcium right away.
Symptoms of low blood calcium include abnormal tingling sensations,
muscle pain, cramping, spasms, and seizures.
may cause bone disease if parathyroid hormone levels drop too low.
with liver problems may need a lower dose of Sensipar.
Patients with liver problems should be monitored carefully during
treatment with Sensipar.
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
have or had liver problems
have or had seizures
have or had problems with low blood calcium
are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal
supplements. Sensipar and
other medicines may affect each other. The
dose of Sensipar and your other medicines may be adjusted to avoid serious
side effects. Especially tell your health care provider if you take:
(amitriptyline) or other medicines called tricyclic antidepressants
What are some possible side effects of Sensipar? (This
list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Sensipar.
Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list
of side effects.)
The most commonly reported side effects with Sensipar
were nausea and vomiting. Other
side effects include:
high blood pressure
weakness and tiredness
loss of appetite
For more detailed information about Sensipar, ask
your health care provider or pharmacist.