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Cinacalcet is the generic name given to a family of drugs that act as an agent that increases the sensitivity of the parathyroid gland to calcium in the body which causes a decrease in levels of parathyroid hormone, calcium and phosphorus in the body.
It is used to treat hyperparathyroidism which is overactivity of the parathyroid glands in people who are on long term dialysis for kidney disease and is also used to lower calcium levels in people with cancer of the parathyroid gland.
It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Sensipar advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorder, history of seizures or liver disease.
Less serious side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, muscle pain, mild chest pain, dizzy or weak. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, numb or tingling around the mouth, fast or slow heart rate, muscle tightness or contraction, overactive reflexes, seizures, short of breath with mild exretion, swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling faint.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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