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Sensipar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- What are the possible side effects of cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- How should I take cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sensipar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sensipar)?
- What should I avoid while taking cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- What other drugs will affect cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sensipar)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Sensipar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect cinacalcet (Sensipar)?
Many drugs can interact with cinacalcet. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- chloroquine (Arelan);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Solareze);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- bladder medication such as tamsulosin (Flomax) or tolterodine (Detrol);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac), nefazodone, nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- ADHD medication such as atomoxetine (Strattera), dextroamphetamine (Adderall), or methylphenidate (Ritalin, Daytrana, Metadate, Concerta);
- cancer medicine such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Doxil), lomustine (CeeNU), tamoxifen (Soltamox);
- cough medicine (narcotic or over-the-counter);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as carvedilol (Coreg), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), flecainide (Tambocor), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), propranolol (Inderal), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), promethazine (Phenergan), or thioridazine (Mellaril); or
- pain medication such as codeine (Tylenol #3), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), or tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet).
There are many other medicines that can interact with cinacalcet. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about cinacalcet.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Sensipar Information
- Sensipar Drug Interactions Center: cinacalcet oral
- Sensipar Side Effects Center
- Sensipar Overview including Precautions
- Sensipar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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