For adult patients with secondary HPT on dialysis

Now that you've learned about your condition and Sensipar®, take these quizzes to test your knowledge.

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When your PTH is too high, you may have a condition called secondary HPT.
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When your kidneys fail, your parathyroid glands may make too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). The medical name for this condition is secondary hyperparathyroidism or secondary HPT.

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Kidneys, parathyroid glands, and bones contribute to high PTH, calcium, and phosphorus.
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The kidneys, parathyroid glands, and bones all contribute to high PTH, calcium, and phosphorus levels in the body.

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High PTH can make your calcium and phosphorus levels go up.
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When PTH is too high more calcium and phosphorus are released from bone and your calcium and phosphorus levels can go up.

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Sensipar® is a light green pill you take once a day.
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Your doctor may prescribe Sensipar® to treat your secondary HPT. Sensipar® is a light green pill you take once a day. It is important to take Sensipar® everyday, as your doctor prescribes.

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Sensipar® helps lower PTH, calcium, and phosphorus.
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Sensipar® helps lower your PTH, calcium, and phosphorus levels.

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Sensipar® should be taken once daily with food or shortly after a meal.
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Sensipar® should be taken with food or shortly after a meal. Sensipar® tablets should be taken whole. Do not crush or split the tablet.

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Indication

Sensipar® (cinacalcet) is indicated for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.

Sensipar® should not be used in adult patients with CKD who are not on dialysis because of an increased risk of low calcium levels.

Important Safety Information

  • Sensipar® (cinacalcet) treatment should not be started if you have low calcium levels. Ask your doctor about the normal ranges. Life threatening events and fatal outcomes associated with low calcium levels have been reported in patients treated with Sensipar®, including in children.
  • Low calcium levels may potentially result in abnormal heart rhythms, known as ventricular arrhythmia, and have been reported in patients taking Sensipar®.
  • Before starting Sensipar®, tell your doctor if you are taking medication to prevent seizures or have had seizures in the past. Report any seizure episodes while on Sensipar® therapy.
  • Very infrequent cases of low blood pressure, worsening heart failure, and/or abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) have been reported in patients with impaired heart function taking Sensipar®.
  • While on Sensipar®, your doctor should perform repeated blood tests to monitor calcium, phosphorus, and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels. Very low and very high levels of PTH should be avoided to help maintain bone health. Very low levels (iPTH < 100 pg/mL) of PTH may cause a condition your doctor may refer to as adynamic bone disease.
  • Patients with moderate to severe liver impairment should be monitored throughout treatment with Sensipar®.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience any muscle spasms, aches or cramping, tingling in your limbs, or seizures.
  • In clinical trials, the most common side effects reported in patients were nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

If you have any questions about this information, be sure to discuss them with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088 (332-1088).