Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

You should not receive this medicine if your phosphate level is within or above the normal range for your age, or if you are using an oral phosphate or an active vitamin D analog (eg, calcifediol, calcitriol, doxercalciferol, paricalcitol).

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions. These can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have fast heartbeat, fever, hives, itching, irritation, hoarseness, joint pain, stiffness, or swelling, rash, redness of the skin, swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet, tightness in the chest, or troubled breathing or swallowing after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may increase the phosphate level in your blood, which may increase your risk for nephrocalcinosis (high calcium level in the kidneys). This is more likely if you receive this medicine when your phosphate level is above the normal range. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Check with your doctor right away if you have bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site.

This medicine may cause or worsen existing restless leg syndrome. Check with your doctor right away if you have aching or discomfort in the lower legs or sensation of crawling in the legs.