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What drugs are used to treat hyperparathyroidism-related hypercalcemia?

The prescription drug cinacalcet lowers parathyroid hormone production to combat hyperparathyroidism-related hypercalcemia. If you are experiencing bone loss as a result of parathyroid gland dysfunction, you may need drugs to help stop or slow bone loss. Alendronate, risendronate, or ibandronate are often prescribed to slow or stop bone loss.

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