What is Cinacalcet?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sensipar

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Cinacalet is a calcimimetic, used for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis and for the treatment of hypercalcemia in patients with parathyroid carcinoma.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hyperparathyroidism 15 4
Chronic kidney disease 3 1
Hypercalcemia (elevated calcium) 3 2
Elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) 1 0
Hypercalcemia 1 1
Support nutritional health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cinacalcet

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cinacalcet

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Cinacalcet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Cinacalcet

Duration

Currently taking Cinacalcet

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Cinacalcet

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5
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There are no evaluations for Cinacalcet.