"Etelcalcetide is more effective than placebo and noninferior to cinacalcet in lowering parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with end-stage renal disease and hyperparathyroidism according to two new studies published in the January 10 issu"...
The patient, spouse, or guardian should be informed about compliance with dosage instructions, adherence to instructions about diet, calcium supplementation, and avoidance of the use of nonprescription drugs without prior approval from their physician. Patients should also be carefully informed about the symptoms of hypercalcemia (see ADVERSE REACTIONS section).
Patients' total combined elemental calcium intake (dietary and phosphate binder) should not exceed 2 g daily.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/10/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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