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Safe Sensipar Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Negative feedback: Sensipar (aka cinacalcet) helps the parathyroid gland respond better to calcium in the blood stream. The presence of calcium typically slows down the parathyroid gland as the gland wants to increase calcium levels in the blood. The gland will produce PTH (parathyroid hormone) to help increase calcium levels. With the drug, the gland isn't as active and PTH levels are lower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking sensipar for secondary hyperparathyroid caused by kidney disease, should I follow a certain diet?
Yes: There is a whole page of dietary recommendations at: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002442.Htm it explains about carbs, fats, proteins, calcium, phosphorus, and fluids, in the diets of chronic kidney disease patients. The primary care doctor or nephrologist can refer to a specialized dietician to help create the proper diet. ...Read more
[for prognosis; parathyroid tumor? X-ray unremarkable. course of action) for 93 yr old African American female].
Sensipar doubled from 30mg to 60
Treatment fine: Sensipar (cinacalcet) decreases levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorous in the body. It is used to treat hyperparathyroidism for long-term dialysis for kidney disease. It is also employed to treat hypercalcemia in patients with cancer of the parathyroid gland, and those with overactive parathyroid glands not be treated surgically. Initial dose: 30 mg increases .op to 180mg ...Read more
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?
No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more
Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more
Yes, however...: Yes, that is very safe. However, i would not just take it for 3 days. If your vit d level has been low i advise you take 5-8000 iu of d3 every day and have your levels monitored; optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml. D deficiency can create problems during pregnancy- see http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/obgyn/pregnancy/38113 ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
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