Brand Name: Zemplar®
Dosage Form(s): Injection
Company Name: Abbott Laboratories
Dated Approved by FDA
: April 17, 1998
What is Zemplar used for?
Zemplar is used to prevent and treat high parathyroid hormone
levels in patients with chronic kidney failure
Who should not take Zemplar?
You should not take Zemplar if you have signs of toxic
levels of vitamin D
or an abnormally high amount of calcium
in your blood
It is important for you and your doctor
to be aware of the symptoms
of too much calcium, (e.g., weakness
, excessive sleepiness
, dry mouth
, muscle spasm
or bone pain
If you have these symptoms, your doctor may want to lower the dose of Zemplar or stop the drug until your calcium level returns to normal.
Possible side effects of Zemplar?
Not feeling well
Increase frequency or pounding of heart
Blood in stool
More Information Can Be Found At: www.fda.gov/cder or on the package insert