- Q Why do I need vitamin D?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIt's vital for you to get enough vitamin D3. If you're chronically short, your risk goes up for a passel of nastiness: several cancers (including breast, colon, and ovarian), heart disease, osteoporosis, asthma, type 1 diabetes, multiple... Full Answer
- Q Is it possible to get too much vitamin D while taking Zemplar?
It is possible for you to have too much vitamin D in your system while taking Zemplar, but your doctor will conduct regular blood tests to make sure this is not happening. An overdose of vitamin D can lead to some dangerous effects in your body.... Full Answer
- Q Is there a generic version of Zemplar?
A generic version of Zemplar (paracalcitol) injection is available, and generics of the capsule form were approved by the FDA in 2012. Zemplar is a synthetic type of vitamin D that is used to treat a hormonal disorder in people with kidney... Full Answer
- Q How does Zemplar interact with other medications or foods?
Zemplar (paricalcitol) may interact badly with some other medications, including ketoconazole, atazanavir, clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, telithromycin or voriconazole. Cholestyramine and... Full Answer