Etelcalcetide (By injection)
Treats hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) in patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.
ParsabivThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to etelcalcetide.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, bone disease, heart disease, heart rhythm problems (such as QT prolongation), stomach or digestive problems (such as ulcers), or a history of seizures.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium in the blood)
- Worsening of heart failure
- Stomach bleeding
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest pain, fast or uneven heartbeat, trouble breathing
- Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
- Numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
- Rapid weight gain, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
- Severe stomach pain, bloody or black, tarry stools, vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018