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Condition: Hyperparathyroidism caused by Chronic Renal Failure with Dialysis
10/8/2014 11:04:52 AM

Reviewer: patty, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My patient was taking sensipar in different doses but she has had 3 episodes where she had to go to hospital via ambulance with very high calcium levels-life threatening now she is scheduled to have the surgery on removal of 3 1/2 parathyroid glands on 10/10 and is very high risk on a low risk type of surgery,

Condition: Hyperparathyroidism caused by Chronic Renal Failure with Dialysis
9/12/2012 2:54:14 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have stage 5 CKD, and take sensipar with my largest meal of the day.I have experienced no side effects at all. Along with it I also take Calcitriol 3times a week. I take a potassium supplement and a Nephro vitamin daily. Have no symptoms of the CKD, and feel much better overall taking the Sensipar.

Condition: Hyperparathyroidism caused by Chronic Renal Failure with Dialysis
2/11/2012 9:19:38 PM

Reviewer: afreemandian, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I stopped useing sensipar because I stayed sick,vomiting and seeing things. That were not there I couldn't drive I was bed ridden because my bones hurt. My eyes hurt and I could not trust. What I see.

Condition: Hyperparathyroidism caused by Chronic Renal Failure with Dialysis
9/14/2011 10:34:57 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Taking this medication has improved my PTH, Phosphorus, and Calcium numbers. I haven't had any side effects. This saved me from surgery.

Condition: Hyperparathyroidism caused by Chronic Renal Failure with Dialysis
8/16/2011 10:44:02 PM

Reviewer: shellyg0, 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Many have complained because this drug is so expensive and many insurers will not pay for it. If you have private insurance drug coverage ask your dietician or nephrologist for the manufacturers co-pay card from AMGEN pharma. This discount card will reduce your co-pay to just $5 and is good for 12 refills!

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