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- Take with food: Patients should be advised to take Sensipar (cinacalcet) with food or shortly after a meal. Tablets should be taken whole and should not be divided.
- Laboratory monitoring: Patients should be informed of the importance of regular blood tests, in order to monitor the safety and efficacy of Sensipar (cinacalcet) therapy.
- Side-Effects of Treatment: Patients should be advised to report nausea, vomiting, and potential symptoms of hypocalcemia, including tingling/numbness of the skin, muscle pain, and muscle cramping.
- Seizures: Patients should be queried if they are taking medication to prevent seizures or have had seizures in the past and be advised to report any seizure episodes while on Sensipar (cinacalcet) therapy.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/19/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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