I just started taking zemplar and I am a little scared beings its my kidneys I have terrible backaches and muscular spasms and also on GABAPENTIN CAP 100mg. After laying down and using a heating pad for about 30 minutes help and I can get up and do some housework or my gardening for about 1 to 2 hours before my back hurts again. Will this continue or will Zemplar help me? I guess I just scared...
Zemplar is a man-made form of Vit. D that is needed to absorb calcium correctly. Zemplar is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (overactivity of the parathyroid gland) in people with chronic kidney failure. It works by blocking the formation and release of parathyroid hormone.
Unfortunately a common side effect of Zemplar is back or point pain. You may need to address this back issue with the doctor. Taking the Zemplar may be critical so you may have to take it and seek further help with the backaches and muscle spasms. Maybe a muscle relaxant is an alternative.
Best to talk to the doctor about this.
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