|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Mol. mass||357.412 g/mol|
|Bioavailability|| 20 to 25%|
Increases if taken with food
|Protein binding||93 to 97%|
|Metabolism||Hepatic (CYP3A4-, CYP2D6- and CYP1A2-mediated)|
|Half-life||30 to 40 hours|
|Excretion||Renal (80%) and fecal (15%)|
|Licence data||EMA: , US FDA:|
|Pregnancy cat.||B3(AU) C(US)|
|Legal status||℞ Prescription only|
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Cinacalcet (INN) is a drug that acts as a calcimimetic (i.e. it mimics the action of calcium on tissues) by allosteric activation of the calcium-sensing receptor that is expressed in various human organ tissues. It is sold by Amgen under the trade name Sensipar in North America and Australia and as Mimpara in Europe. Cinacalcet is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (elevated parathyroid hormone levels), a consequence of having end-stage renal disease.. Cinacalcet is also indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia in patients with parathyroid carcinoma.
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- ↑ Torres PU (2006). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "Cinacalcet HCl: a novel treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism caused by chronic kidney disease"]. Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation 16 (3): 253–8. doi:10.1053/j.jrn.2006.04.010. PMID 16825031.
- ↑ "Sensipar for Parathyroid Carcinoma". Amgen. 2009. http://www.sensipar.com/Sensipar_for_HPC.html. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- Sensipar website run by Amgen
- Prescribing information
- Cinacalcet - Medlineplus.org
- Cinacalcet - Drug Digest.