Can I take Zemplar (paricalcitol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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If possible, avoid taking Zemplar (paricalcitol) while pregnant. It is not known whether Zemplar is safe to use while you are pregnant, but it is not recommended. If you are pregnant, you and your doctor will determine whether the risk to the fetus is justified by the potential benefit of using Zemplar to treat your hyperparathyroidism.

Zemplar is not safe to use while you are breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding, you should either discontinue the drug or stop breastfeeding while you take it.