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What is Natpara?

Natpara is a formulation of parathyroid hormone, used for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, a rare condition in which the body secretes very low levels of parathyroid hormone naturally. This leads to low calcium levels and causes kidney damage, kidney stones, abnormal heartbeat, psychological symptoms (delirium, depression, etc.), seizures, and cataracts, among other problems. Natpara is administered by injection in the thigh. Natpara may raise the risk of bone cancer (osteosarcoma); patients who notice new tender lumps or pains that do not go away should tell their doctor. Natpara may also lead to an overabundance of calcium in the blood; patients who feel tired, weak, or have nausea, vomiting, or constipation should also tell their doctor. Safety for Natpara has not been established for children or pregnant women. Breastfeeding women may be advised to stop during treatment with Natpara.

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