Zemplar (paricalcitol) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Zemplar (paricalcitol):
multivitamins with minerals ↔ paricalcitol
Major Drug Interaction
Ask your doctor before using multivitamin with minerals together with paricalcitol. Blood calcium and phosphorus levels must be closely monitored during therapy with multivitamin with minerals and paricalcitol, especially early in treatment during dosage adjustment. An estimate of daily dietary calcium intake should be made and the intake adjusted when indicated. You should be advised to avoid an abrupt increase in dietary calcium intake, as it may trigger high blood calcium levels. Contact your doctor if you experience weakness, headache, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or bone pain, increased thirst and/or urination, increased nighttime urination, itching, or decreased appetite. These may be signs of too much calcium in your body. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Zemplar (paricalcitol) drug Interactions
There are 201 drug interactions with Zemplar (paricalcitol)
Zemplar (paricalcitol) disease Interactions
There is 1 disease interaction with Zemplar (paricalcitol):
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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