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Side effect(s) of Etelcalcetide

Read the side effects of Etelcalcetide as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Common: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, low blood calcium level, muscle spasm

Skin: Rashes, hives, itching, swelling of the face

Central nervous system: Headache, paresthesia

Cardiovascular: Heart failure, ECG abnormalities, low blood pressure

Endocrine: Decreased levels of phosphate and calcium levels in blood, increase in blood potassium levels

Others: Blood vomiting, black or bright red stools, muscle pain, allergic reaction

Other Precautions : • Patients should be advised to report to the emergency center in case of symptoms such as wheezing, blue skin color, severe itching or cough during the treatment.

Drug Name : Etelcalcetide

Etelcalcetide generic • Etelcalcetide has been approved by US FDA on Feb.2017 for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in adults who suffer chronic kidney disease and undergo hemodialysis• Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition in which the body produces the excess parathyroid hormone in response to a low level of calcium in the blood which is usually observed in chronic kidney disease patients. • Etelcalcetide acts by activating the calcium-sensing receptor in the parathyroid gland and signals the body to produce less parathyroid hormone, thereby decreasing the level of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
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