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Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

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Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment See Slideshow
Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Norbob 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

Have been on for over 6 months and my intact pth are now in a normal range. It's very difficult though, to find an OTC vitamin without vitamin D. Any suggestions?

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Norbob 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

Have been on for over 6 months and my intact pth are now in a normal range. It's very difficult though, to find an OTC vitamin without vitamin D. Any suggestions?

Comment from: vingin 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

i developed hives when itook it every day

Related Reading: hives

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Norbob 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

Have been on for over 6 months and my intact pth are now in a normal range. It's very difficult though, to find an OTC vitamin without vitamin D. Any suggestions?

Comment from: vingin 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

i developed hives when itook it every day

Related Reading: hives

Comment from: rose 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 04

I have been taken this drud since May 2009 and my bloodtests have not changed. I am not sure if it works. Very expensive with little result in my opinion.

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Norbob 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

Have been on for over 6 months and my intact pth are now in a normal range. It's very difficult though, to find an OTC vitamin without vitamin D. Any suggestions?

Comment from: vingin 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

i developed hives when itook it every day

Related Reading: hives

Comment from: rose 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 04

I have been taken this drud since May 2009 and my bloodtests have not changed. I am not sure if it works. Very expensive with little result in my opinion.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: December 04

I really don't know how this medication will work on me. I have only taken 5 capsules so far. I am just concerned if this will interact with my diabetes medication and insulin

Related Reading: diabetes

SLIDESHOW

Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment See Slideshow
Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Norbob 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

Have been on for over 6 months and my intact pth are now in a normal range. It's very difficult though, to find an OTC vitamin without vitamin D. Any suggestions?

Comment from: vingin 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

i developed hives when itook it every day

Related Reading: hives

Comment from: rose 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 04

I have been taken this drud since May 2009 and my bloodtests have not changed. I am not sure if it works. Very expensive with little result in my opinion.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: December 04

I really don't know how this medication will work on me. I have only taken 5 capsules so far. I am just concerned if this will interact with my diabetes medication and insulin

Related Reading: diabetes

Comment from: mkddad2000 55-64 Female Patient Published: November 24

I'm not sure if I am having a adverse reaction from it or not. My doctor prescribed me to take 2 pills Tues. and Fri. morning?

Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

This medication has done wonders for me. I previously had trouble with Vitamin D deficiency and renal issues. Because of the Vitamin D not absorbing the Zemplar has helped that process.

Related Reading: vitamin d deficiency | zemplar

Comment from: Finny49 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 15

PTH level went from 245 to 65.

Comment from: sandy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 11

i feel fussy headed, diarrhea, more depressed

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 09

Horrible drug! Face swelling, lowered blood pressure, abdomen swelling, hand swelling, excessive snoring at night, aches, pains, eyes tear, nose runs. Major swelling becuase of lowered blood pressure (am a dialysis patient). Trying to discuss with my doc and get me off of this crap!

Related Reading: snoring

Comment from: rosie12998 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 07

Works fine, sometimes forget when to take it.

Comment from: ELS 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 14

Started med 2 x week, then after 3 mons prescribed 1 everyother day. Swelling in legs/ankels, fatigue, BP low, dizziness, diarrea on next day taken. Not sure want to continue med Will discuss with doctor.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Norbob 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 05

Have been on for over 6 months and my intact pth are now in a normal range. It's very difficult though, to find an OTC vitamin without vitamin D. Any suggestions?

Comment from: vingin 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

i developed hives when itook it every day

Related Reading: hives

Comment from: rose 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 04

I have been taken this drud since May 2009 and my bloodtests have not changed. I am not sure if it works. Very expensive with little result in my opinion.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: December 04

I really don't know how this medication will work on me. I have only taken 5 capsules so far. I am just concerned if this will interact with my diabetes medication and insulin

Related Reading: diabetes

Comment from: mkddad2000 55-64 Female Patient Published: November 24

I'm not sure if I am having a adverse reaction from it or not. My doctor prescribed me to take 2 pills Tues. and Fri. morning?

Comment from: mainframetech 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 15

I have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and my vitamin D level went down as it does with CKD. One doctor prescribed Zemplar at a very high cost to improve my vitamin D level. I looked up the drug and didn't like the cost or side effects, so I saw my GP and he agfreed that I could substitute regular vitamin D (D3) for the zemplar. After looking at my lab results we setled on 3- 400 i.u. pills daily, which brought my D level up to exactly the right amount. Many precribed medications have safer alternatives such as Omega-3 in place of Plavix and so on. Check with your doctor, but learn everything you can and don't depend on an unknown doctor to know enough. Remember, 100,000 deaths in hospitals are attributed to medical errors. Good Luck.

Related Reading: chronic kidney disease | zemplar | plavix

Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Originally started with 3xweek and because of recent kidney blood tests have been up'd to once every day. I am in hopes this will help my next blood tests.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Originally started with 3xweek and because of recent kidney blood tests have been up'd to once every day. I am in hopes this will help my next blood tests.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: [email protected] 75 or over Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 23

Have been taking it about a month.

Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Originally started with 3xweek and because of recent kidney blood tests have been up'd to once every day. I am in hopes this will help my next blood tests.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: [email protected] 75 or over Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 23

Have been taking it about a month.

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 11

Too expensive ($232.00 for 30 pills)

References
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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