Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program.
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Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition that can be caused by kidney disease. It happens when your kidneys can’t filter out waste products the right way. This leads to too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. Cinacalcet (sin-a-KAL-cet) is a medicine used to lower the level of parathyroid hormone in your blood. This will help to balance your calcium and phosphorous levels. Sensipar® is a brand name for cinacalcet. How to take this medicine and what side effects to watch for are reviewed.