What is the side effect of sevelamer?

What is the side effect of sevelamer?

Headache, diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, cough, gas, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

How long should you take sevelamer for?

Take sevelamer three times a day with meals. Remember to follow any dietary advice you have been given about what to eat….About sevelamer.

Type of medicine A phosphate-binding agent
Available as Tablets, and sachets containing powder

What is the other name for sevelamer?

Sevelamer is marketed by Sanofi under the brand names Renagel (sevelamer hydrochloride) and Renvela (sevelamer carbonate).

What is the indication for sevelamer?

Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) is indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in adults and children 6 years of age and older with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. Starting Dose for Adult Patients Not Taking a Phosphate Binder.

Do you have to take sevelamer with food?

Sevelamer comes as a tablet and as a powder for suspension to take by mouth. It is usually taken three times a day with meals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take sevelamer exactly as directed.

What is calcitriol used for?

What is calcitriol? Calcitriol is a form of vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from the stomach. Calcitriol is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease in people who have chronic kidney failure and are not receiving dialysis.

Why do dialysis patients take Renvela?

Renvela is an effective first-line monotherapy for controlling serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. Controlling serum phosphorus is an important element in the care of dialysis patients.

What is Reglan given for?

It is used mostly for heartburn that occurs after a meal or during the daytime. Treating persistent heartburn can decrease the damage done by stomach acid to the swallowing tube (esophagus) and help healing. Metoclopramide is also used in diabetic patients who have poor emptying of their stomachs (gastroparesis).

How can I lower my phosphorus levels naturally?

Here are seven methods to help control high levels of phosphorus:

  1. Reduce the amount of phosphorus you eat.
  2. Take phosphorus binders.
  3. Take vitamin D.
  4. Take a calcimimetic medicine.
  5. Stay on dialysis the entire time.
  6. Start an exercise program approved by a doctor.
  7. Get an operation to remove some of the parathyroid glands.

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