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Paricalcitol Injectable Solution (PARICALCITOL - INJECTION)

Instructions

This medicine will be given to you at the dialysis center.

This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any other vitamins.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Brand Name(s): Zemplar

Generic Name: Paricalcitol

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • fever or chills
  • headaches
  • nausea

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe or persistent bone, joint or jaw pain
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • dizziness or drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • weakness

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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