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Cinacalcet is used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood) and hyperparathyroidism.

How it works

Cinacalcet works by lowering a chemical (parathyroid hormone), which makes calcium level go back to normal.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Headache, Dizziness, Rash, Back pain, Muscle pain, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Decreased appetite, Constipation, Decreased blood pressure

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Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor before taking cinacalcet if you have heart or liver problems, seizures (fits), history of life threatening hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels) or if you have started or stopped smoking.
  • Consult your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you are taking medicines used to treat skin or bacterial infections, fungal infections, HIV infection, heart problems, depression or high blood pressure.
  • Take this medicine with food or meals as may lead to better absorption of the drug.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug as it may lead to dizziness.

Frequently asked questions



What is cinacalcet used for?
Cinacalcet is used to treat increased blood calcium levels cause due to a condition called as hyperparathyroidism


How does cinacalcet work?
Cinacalcet works by decreasing the level of parathyroid hormone which further prevents the increased level of calcium in the blood.

Content on this page was last updated on 07 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)