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This drug should not be used with the following medications because a very serious interaction may occur: other vitamin D products (e.g., ergocalciferol).
If you are currently using any of the medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting paricalcitol.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: products that contain aluminum (e.g., certain antacids, phosphate binders), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), digoxin, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove paricalcitol from your body (such as azole antifungals including ketoconazole/itraconazole, macrolide antibiotics including clarithromycin, nefazodone, HIV protease inhibitors including indinavir/ritonavir), thiazide diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide).
Check the labels on all your prescription and nonprescription/herbal products (e.g., antacids, vitamins) because they may contain aluminum, calcium, phosphate, or vitamin D. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
Certain medications can decrease the absorption of vitamin D (bile acid sequestrants such as cholestyramine/colestipol, mineral oil, orlistat). Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of vitamin D (at least 2 hours apart, longer if possible). It may be easiest to take vitamin D at bedtime if you are also taking these other medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including cholesterol tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: weakness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, drowsiness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., calcium, phosphorus, parathyroid hormone levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised February 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.
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