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Natpara

parathyroid hormone
Parathyroid hormone is used together with calcium and vitamin D to treat hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium in the blood) in people who also have low levels of parathyroid hormone. Parathyroid hormone is usually given after calcium and vitamin D alone have been tried without success. Parathyroid hormone is available only under a special program. You must be registered in the program and understand the risks and benefits of this medicine. Parathyroid hormone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
parathyroid hormone
DRUG TYPE
parathyroid hormone and analogs
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Frequently Asked Questions

In animal studies, parathyroid hormone caused bone cancer. However, it is not known whether these effects would occur in humans.

While using parathyroid hormone, you may have high levels of calcium in your blood. Call your doctor if you have muscle weakness, lack of energy, nausea, vomiting, or constipation.

After you stop using this medicine, you may have low calcium levels. Tell your doctor if you have numbness or tingling around your mouth or in your fingers and toes, muscle twitching in your face, cramps in your hands and feet, mood changes, or problems with thinking or memory.

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