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Brand name: Sensipar TM

Active ingredients: cinacalcet

What it is used for

SENSIPAR may be used to treat the biochemical manifestations of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with end stage renal disease, receiving dialysis. SENSIPAR should be used as adjunctive therapy. SENSIPAR is indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia in patients with parathyroid carcinoma. SENSIPAR may be used to treat the biochemical manifestations of primary hyperparathryoidism in patients for whom parathryoidectomy is not a treatment option.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 4 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light green, film-coated, oval shaped tablets marked with "AMG" on one side and "30" on the opposite side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient cinacalcet

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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