Cinacalcet is a prescription medication commonly used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism due to kidney failure. It is rarely used in cases of primary hyperparathyroidism.
Are there medications to treat primary hyperparathyroidism?
There are no medications that cure primary hyperparathyroidism. The only cure is with an operation to remove the diseased parathyroid glands. There are medications that can decrease calcium and PTH levels, but they are not treating the underlying problem. They can make your levels look better on paper, but not necessarily make you any healthier. Cinacalcet (Sensipar) is a medication that is ...