Cinacalcet - Drug Information

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General Information on Cinacalcet

Generic Name : Cinacalcet

Pronunciation : sin-a-KAL-set

Latest prescription information about Cinacalcet. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cinacalcet

India- Capicet Tab, Ceracal Tab .
International- Sensipar.

Why is Cinacalcet Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a calcimimetic agent, prescribed for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease and for hypocalcaemia in patients with parathyroid cancer. It helps in parathyroid hormone secretion in order to decrease the amount of calcium in the blood.

When should Cinacalcet not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Cinacalcet?

Dose is based on patient’s condition and response to the medication. The recommended initial oral dose is 30 mg once daily.

How should Cinacalcet be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cinacalcet?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of epilepsy, liver or kidney disease, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, during pregnancy and lactation.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cinacalcet?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, dizziness, high blood pressure, weakness, loss of appetite and pain chest.

What are the other precautions for Cinacalcet?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Cinacalcet?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).

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