Paricalcitol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Paricalcitol?

(pah ri KAL si tole)

• This medicine is used to prevent bone disease in dialysis patients.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take with cholestyramine, mineral oil, or magnesium-containing antacids or supplements with this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

Oral:

• If you have an allergy to any type of nuts or seeds, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain nuts.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• High calcium level. Signs include weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, nausea...

 
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