Zemplar Injectionand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Paricalcitol
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.
5mcg/mL Intravenous Solution
No generic is available for Zemplar 5mcg/mL.
- Marketed as Zemplar IV in United Kingdom
- Manufactured by Abbott
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Zemplar 5mcg/mL.
Zemplar Injection Drug Information
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Zemplar Drug Information
Zemplar Injection Overview
Paricalcitol is a man-made active form of vitamin D, which is needed for building and keeping strong bones. Paricalcitol is used in patients with long-term kidney disease to treat or prevent high levels of a certain natural substance made by the body (parathyroid hormone). Too much parathyroid hormone can cause serious problems such as bone disorders. Most people get enough vitamin D from exposure to the sun and from fortified food products (e.g., dairy products, vitamins). Before regular vitamin D can be used by the body, it needs to be changed to the active form by the liver and kidneys. People with kidney disease cannot make enough of the active form of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps control parathyroid hormone and the levels of certain minerals (e.g., calcium, phosphorus) that are needed for building and keeping strong bones.
How to Use Zemplar Injection
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if one is available from your pharmacist before you start using paricalcitol. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. Zemplar Injection is given by injection into a vein during dialysis, usually by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times a week (every other day). The Dosage of Zemplar Injection is based on your condition, weight, laboratory tests, and response to treatment. Your doctor will do blood tests to find the best dose for you. It is very important to follow the diet recommended by your doctor to get the most benefit from Zemplar Injection and to prevent side effects. Do not take other supplements/vitamins (e.g., calcium, vitamin D) unless ordered by your doctor.
Zemplar Injection Precautions
Before using paricalcitol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other vitamin D products; or if you have any other allergies. Zemplar Injection may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Zemplar Injection, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,high levels of calcium (hypercalcemia), high levels of vitamin D (hypervitaminosis D), regular use/abuse of alcohol, brain problems (e.g., seizures, brain injury), heart problems (e.g., arrhythmias, coronary artery disease), liver disease. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Zemplar Injection contains alcohol. It may make you dizzy or drowsy. Marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). During pregnancy, Zemplar Injection should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Zemplar Injection passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Zemplar Injection Misdose
For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Zemplar Injection as directed. If you miss a dose of Zemplar Injection, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule.
Zemplar Injection Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.products that contain aluminum/magnesium (e.g., certain antacids, phosphate binders), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), digoxin, calcium supplements, other products that contain vitamin D or phosphate (e.g., ergocalciferol, sodium phosphate). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Check the labels on all your prescription and nonprescription/herbal products (e.g., antacids, vitamins) because they may contain calcium, phosphate, or vitamin D. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
Zemplar Injection Side Effects
What are Zemplar Injection side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Zemplar Injection may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Zemplar Injection as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Zemplar Injection
The side effects of Zemplar Injection may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Zemplar Injection. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Zemplar Injection may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Zemplar Injection, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Zemplar Injection.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Zemplar Injection, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Zemplar Injection and the side effects associated with Zemplar Injection are described in the following:
Common Zemplar Injection Side Effects
Less Frequent Zemplar Injection Side Effects
- bacterial sepsis
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Rare or Very Rare Zemplar Injection Side Effects
- cardiac arrhythmia
- cardiac arrest
- rectal bleeding
- cerebrovascular accident
- pulmonary edema
- laryngeal edema
- atrial flutter
- adynamic bone disease
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- facial edema
- night sweats
- conjunctival hyperemia
- acute abdominal pain
- general weakness
- chest pain
- gait abnormality
- injection site sequelae
- upper respiratory infection
- headache disorder
- acute confusion
- erectile dysfunction
Zemplar Injection Storage
Not applicable. Zemplar Injection is given in a clinic and will not be stored at home.
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