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paricalcitol injection Medication Guide

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Hypercalcemia

Advise patients to contact a health care provider if they develop symptoms of elevated calcium (e.g. feeling tired, difficulty thinking clearly, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased thirst, increased urination, and weight loss) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Monitoring

Inform patients that they will need routine monitoring of laboratory parameters such as calcium, phosphorus, and intact PTH while receiving Paricalcitol Injection. Inform patients that more frequent monitoring is necessary during the initiation of therapy, following dose changes or when potentially interacting medications are started or discontinued [see Dosage and Administration (2), Drug Interactions (7)].

Drug Interactions

Advise patients to inform their physician of all medications, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, and supplements they are taking. Advise patients to also inform their physician that they are receiving Paricalcitol Injection if a new medication is prescribed [see Drug Interactions (7)].

Diet

Advise patients to adhere to instructions regarding diet and phosphorus restriction [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

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