Sensipar medicine is manufactured by one of the growing pharmaceutical companies, Amgen Inc. This medicine is composed of the main active ingredient Cinacalcet Hydrochloride. It is indicated for the treatment of increased amounts of a certain hormone i.e. parathyroid in people with long-term kidney disease who are on dialysis. It is also used in people with an overactive parathyroid gland or in people with cancer of the parathyroid gland. The dosage of this pill is 30 mg.
Manufacturer: Amgen Inc.
Active Ingredient: The main active ingredient in this medicine is Cinacalcet Hydrochloride. It is hydrochloride derived cinacalcet and hydrogen chloride. It acts as a calcimimetic and a P450 inhibitor.
This increases the sensitivity of calcium-sensing receptors on chief cells in the parathyroid gland to extracellular calcium so as to reduce the parathyroid hormone secretion. It results in a decrease in cortical bone turnover and bone fibrosis.
Indications: This medication is indicated to treat increased amounts of a certain hormone i.e. parathyroid in people with long-term kidney disease who are on dialysis. It is also approved for the treatment of increased amounts of calcium in people with an overactive parathyroid gland or in people with cancer of the parathyroid gland.
Action Mechanism: This medicine contains an active component that belongs to a group of drugs known as calcimimetics. This active component works on the parathyroid glands. This medicine causes them to release less PTH. Due to the low level of PTH, less calcium and phosphorus are released from the bones. This way it treats this condition.
Dosages: This given medicine Sensipar is composed as a conventional tablet and available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 30 mg: This medicine is recommended to take after a meal as directed by the doctor
Note: Advisable to discuss the medical history low levels of calcium in the blood i.e. hypocalcemia, seizures, stomach/intestinal problems include ulcers, gastritis, heartburn to the doctor before consuming this pill.