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Cinacalcet Information

Cinacalcet Benefits & Uses

Cinacalcet is used to treat the following -

Cinacalcet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Cinacalcet


Cinacalcet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cinacalcet is used -

  1. Itching or burning
  2. Chest Pain Moderate
  3. Convulsion
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Muscle Ache Mild
  6. Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)
  7. Stomach Upset
  8. Tingling Sensation
  9. Weakness
  10. Diarrhoea
  11. Nausea or vomiting
  12. Paresthesia
  13. Headache Mild
  14. Constipation Moderate

Cinacalcet Related Warnings

Is the use of Cinacalcet safe for pregnant women?

No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Cinacalcet in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.


Is the use of Cinacalcet safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Cinacalcet on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Cinacalcet will cause side effects or not.


What is the effect of Cinacalcet on the Kidneys?

Cinacalcet rarely harms the kidneys.


What is the effect of Cinacalcet on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Cinacalcet. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Cinacalcet on the Heart?

Cinacalcet may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Cinacalcet with Other Drugs

Cinacalcet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Cinacalcet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cinacalcet unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Calcium Deficiency
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Seizures

Frequently asked Questions about Cinacalcet

Is this Cinacalcet habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Cinacalcet.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Cinacalcet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.


Is it safe?

Cinacalcet should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Cinacalcet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Cinacalcet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Cinacalcet

Some foods when eaten with Cinacalcet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.


Interaction between Alcohol and Cinacalcet

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Cinacalcet with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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