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Zemplar generic name: Paricalcitol

What is Zemplar used for?

Paricalcitol is used to treat and prevent high levels of a certain natural substance made by the body (parathyroid hormone) in patients with long-term kidney disease. In these patients, the high level of parathyroid hormone is caused by a low level of calcium and a certain kind of vitamin D. Too much parathyroid hormone can cause serious problems such as bone disorders. Paricalcitol is a man-made form of vitamin D. It helps to reduce parathyroid hormone levels and may help your body absorb calcium and phosphorus.




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Zemplar Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily or 3 times a week. If you are taking this medication 3 times a week, do not take it more often than every other day.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, lab tests, and response to treatment.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. If you are taking this medication on a schedule other than every day (such as 3 times a week), it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

It is very important to follow the diet recommended by your doctor to get the most benefit from this medication and to prevent serious side effects. Do not take other supplements/vitamins (such as calcium, vitamin D) unless ordered by your doctor.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Zemplar Dosage and Form Information

1 Mcg
2 Mcg

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