Sensipar Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular checks on your progress. Your doctor will order important blood tests while you are taking this medicine. This medicine may cause an increase or decrease in your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her.
This medicine alters the calcium level in your blood. You may need to be on a special diet. Talk to your health care provider about the foods you eat and the vitamins you take.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
cough or hoarseness
fever or chills
loss of bladder control
lower back or side pain
muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
painful or difficult urination
sudden loss of consciousness
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach cramps
decreased urine output
difficulty with breathing
difficulty with moving
dilated neck veins
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
low bone turnover
mood or mental changes
muscle aching or cramping
muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
muscle pains or stiffness
numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.