Sensipar Side Effects
Generic name: cinacalcet
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 18, 2023.
Note: This document contains side effect information about cinacalcet. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Sensipar.
Common side effects of Sensipar include: decreased plasma testosterone, diarrhea, dizziness, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, and hypoparathyroidism. Other side effects include: dialysis access infection, asthenia, chest pain, hypertension, hypotension, and anorexia. Continue reading for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Applies to cinacalcet: oral tablets.
Side effects include:
Dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, myalgia, dyspnea, cough, hypotension, headache, hypocalcemia, muscle spasms, abdominal pain (including upper abdominal pain), dizziness, hyperkalemia, upper respiratory tract infection, dyspepsia, hypertension, asthenia, anorexia/decreased appetite, noncardiac chest pain, access infection, constipation.
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Applies to cinacalcet: oral tablet.
Very common (10% or more): Hypotension (11.6%)
Common (1% to 10%): Hypertension
Very common (10% or more): Nausea (31%), vomiting (27%), diarrhea (21%), dyspepsia (13%), abdominal pain (10.9%)
Common (1% to 10%): Upper abdominal pain, dyspepsia, anorexia, constipation[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Hypersensitivity reactions
Common (1% to 10%): Access site infection[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Paresthesia (14 to 29%)
Very common (10% or more): Hypocalcemia (11.2%)
Very common (10% or more): Cough (11.7%), upper respiratory infection (11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dyspnea[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Myalgia (15%), muscle spasms (11%)
Very common (10% or more): Paresthesia (up to 29%), headache (11.5%), dizziness (10%)
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Dialysis access site infection[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. Product Information. Sensipar (cinacalcet). Amgen USA. 2004.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. UK Summary of Product Characteristics.
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. Australian Product Information.
4. Giannikopoulos G, Zorzou MP, Stamoulis I, et al. Cinacalcet-induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009;54:e5-e8.
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