SN instructed patient about Sensipar (cinacalcet) is an agent that increases the sensitivity of the parathyroid gland to calcium in the body. This causes a decrease in levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorous in the body. Sensipar works best if you take it with food or shortly after eating a meal. Do not crush or break a Sensipar tablet. Swallow the pill whole. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth, fast or slow heart rate, muscle tightness or contraction, overactive reflexes, seizure, feeling short of breath, swelling, rapid weight gain, or feeling like you might pass out.
Taught that Sensipar is to be taken by mouth, with food or shortly after a meal.
Taught that, when taking Sensipar, tablets should be swallowed whole.
Instructed on the importance of taking Sensipar on a daily basis, at the same time each day, in order to get the most benefit from it.
Taught that Sensipar helps to slow down the development of bone disease and prevents mineral imbalance.
Taught that Sensipar works by lowering the amount of a certain natural chemical and certain mineral in the body.