Renagel (Sevelamer)

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Renagel (Sevelamer Hydrochloride) Dosage and Side Effects

Renagel (sevelamer) is used for the control of high phosphorus levels in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis (whether hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis).

Proper Use of this medication

RENAGEL tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, chewed, dissolved or broken into pieces.

Usual starting dose:

Dosage is individualized. Your doctor will determine your dosage.

RENAGEL should be taken immediately prior to or with meals.

The total daily dose should be divided according to meal portions during the day.

Average Maintenance Dose: Approximately nine 800 mg tablets per day (equivalent to three 800 mg tablets per meal). Always follow your physician’s dosage instructions.

Overdose:

In case of an overdose, contact your doctor or poison control center immediately.

Missed dose:

If a dose is forgotten, it should be skipped. Double dosing is not advisable.

Side Effects

Although RENAGEL is generally well tolerated, some patients may experience side effects, including: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, rash and itch.

Warnings and Precautions

Serious Warnings and Precautions

Renagel may cause serious side effects that may require hospitalization and surgery. Tell your doctor or go to the hospital right away if you have difficulty swallowing, bowel obstruction, or bowel perforation.

RENAGEL tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, chewed, dissolved or broken into pieces.

BEFORE you use RENAGEL talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you:

  • have difficulty swallowing (swallowing disorders or problems with your esophagus).
  • have an intestinal disorder such as, conditions that slow down the passage of food through the intestine and lead to blockage.
  • have had surgery on your intestines.
  • have severe or worsening constipation.
  • have low phosphorus levels in your blood.
  • have low calcium levels in your blood.
  • are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are nursing.
  • have any allergies to this drug or its ingredients or components of the container.

Interactions with this medication

RENAGEL may affect the way other medicines work. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicine you have recently taken, are taking or intend to take including those available without prescription and herbal remedies. These medicines may need to be taken one hour before or three hours after RENAGEL. Remember, RENAGEL must always be taken with food.

If you see another doctor or a dentist while you are using RENAGEL, you should tell them that you are using RENAGEL.

Drugs that may interact with RENAGEL include: ciprofloxacin and levothyroxine. Your doctor may order blood tests to more closely monitor the thyroid hormones in your blood if you are taking levothyroxine and RENAGEL.

RENAGEL may also interact with drugs that are used to prevent the rejection of a transplanted organ, such as cyclosporin, mycophenolate and tacrolimus.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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