- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Sensipar* used for?
Generic for Sensipar* (Cinacalcet) is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. It is also used to treat hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood) in patients with parathyroid cancer. This medicine belongs to a class of medications called calcimimetics. It works by causing the body to produce less parathyroid hormone, which helps lower calcium levels in the blood. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Sensipar*?
The dosage of Generic for Sensipar* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Sensipar* by mouth with food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Sensipar*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Sensipar* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Sensipar*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Sensipar*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Sensipar*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Sensipar*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Sensipar*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Sensipar* can interact with azole antifungals and tricyclic antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Sensipar*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Sensipar* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Sensipar* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Sensipar* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Sensipar* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Sensipar* can cause side effects such as upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Sensipar*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Sensipar*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Sensipar* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Sensipar*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Sensipar*?
How will Generic for Sensipar* work in my body?
How should Generic for Sensipar* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Sensipar* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Sensipar* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.