Sensipar(Cinacalcet Hydrochloride, Cinacalcet)
Marketed as Mimpara in United Kingdom
Marketed as Mimpara in Turkey
Marketed as Mimpara in United Kingdom
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Sensipar Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
High Parathyroid Levels
The hormone parathyroid controls the levels of calcium in the body. Calcium is used to regulate the function of many organs and is a very important element in the body. Kidney failure and long-term dialysis may interrupt levels of calcium and parathyroid in the body, which can lead to bone disease.
Overactive Parathyroid Gland/Cancer of the Parathyroid Gland
The four parathyroid glands are responsible for the regulation of calcium levels in the body. When a gland is overactive, high levels of parathyroid hormones are released into the bloodstream, causing an increased amount of calcium.
Patients may complain of kidney stones, excessive urination, tiredness, bone and joint pain, and fractures. These are indicators of damage to organs and systems of the body, resulting from a calcium imbalance.
Marketed Internationally As Mimpara
In some countries, Sensipar is sold under the brand name Mimpara.
Sensipar Active Ingredient
Generic Sensipar Alternative: Cinacalcet
Sensipar contains the active ingredient cinacalcet hydrochloride, which decreases levels of the hormone parathyroid in the body. This, in turn, decreases levels of calcium and phosphorus and helps prevent bone disease.
General Drug Information
What is Sensipar and What Is It Used For?
Sensipar is prescribed to patients who have high amounts of the hormone parathyroid in their bloodstream. This is often a consequence of long-term dialysis treatment in adults with chronic kidney disease.
Sensipar is also prescribed to patients with increased amounts of calcium in their bloodstream (e.g. those with an overactive parathyroid gland, cancer of the parathyroid gland).
This medication helps to decrease the amount of parathyroid hormone, calcium, and phosphorus in the body.
Usage and Application
Sensipar should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The dosage depends on the patient’s medical condition, response to treatment, and laboratory test results. Before sourcing Sensipar online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Sensipar is usually taken by mouth with food or shortly after a meal. Although similar drugs can be split or crushed, the manufacturer states that Sensipar should not. Patients should ask their doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Patients should use Sensipar regularly to get the most benefit from it. To prevent forgetting, take it at the same time each day.
Considerations Before Taking Sensipar
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Sensipar.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially related to seizures and hypocalcemia. Patients should also discuss stomach problems like ulcers, gastritis, and heartburn.
Extremely low levels of calcium can affect heart rhythm, causing QT prolongation or ventricular arrhythmias. This risk may increase in patients with certain conditions, or who are taking drugs that can affect heart rhythm.
Before taking Sensipar, patients should inform their doctor of all drugs they take, and mention any heart rhythm problems or other heart problems (e.g. heart failure, low blood pressure, etc.).
Before undergoing surgery or dental procedures, patients should inform their doctor or dentist of all prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products that they are taking.
During pregnancy, Sensipar should only be used when clearly needed. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Sensipar should take it as soon as they remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Sensipar
Drug interactions may change the way Sensipar works, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Sensipar can be affected by the antifungal medications ketoconazole and itraconazole and needs to be monitored closely. The antidepressant desipramine, the beta-blocker metoprolol, and the hypertension drug carvedilol have a similar effect.
Sensipar also interacts negatively with the antiarrhythmic drug Tambocor and most tricyclic antidepressants.
Patients who are directed to switch to etelcalcetide should stop Sensipar at least seven days before starting etelcalcetide. Using both medications together may increase the risk of side effects such as low calcium levels.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Sensipar.
Most patients are able to use Sensipar safely.
Side effects include nausea, vomiting, and unusual tiredness. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen.
Sensipar may cause low calcium levels, so patients must be monitored regularly to prevent this. It is also important to monitor for symptoms of low calcium levels: numb or tingling skin, severe muscle spasms, seizures, unusual tiredness, and irregular heartbeat.
Serious side effects include black or bloody stools, stomach pain, and vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Serious allergic reactions to Sensipar are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergy symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Sensipar
Sensipar should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly. Sensipar should never be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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