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).
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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