Cinacalcet belongs to a class of medications called antiresorptive agents acting on calcium-sensing receptors to increase its sensitivity and lower parathyroid hormone. Cinacalcet is used for lowering calcium levels and treating secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Cinacalcet is taken as oral tablets. It is administered with food or shortly after a meal. Do not chew, crush, or divide the tablet and swallow as a whole.
Adult and elderly
25 mg once daily and increase every 3 weeks by 25 mg up to 100 mg once daily.
Common dosing schedule:
The oral tablet is taken once daily. For example, it can be taken before breakfast. It is administered with food or shortly after a meal. Do not chew, crush, or divide the tablet and swallow it as a whole.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Cinacalcet may interact with:
Cinacalcet may interact with many other medications. Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Cinacalcet is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Cinacalcet in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.