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Renagel
(Sevelamer)

Formulation : Tablet

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Sevelamer Hydrochloride
(Generic alternative to Renagel)

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What is Renagel /Sevelamer used for?

Renagel aids in the prevention of hypocalcemia or low levels of calcium within the body. By combining with phosphorus, Renagel works to prevent bone disease. Renagel is used to reduce blood levels of phosphorus in people suffering from chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.

How should Renagel /Sevelamer be stored?

Renagel should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Renagel/Sevelamer ?

Renagel should be taken exactly as it was prescribed to you. Take Renagel with meals, but make sure you do not crush, chew, or break the Renagel tablets. Renagel is only part of a program to treat your condition. Follow all diet plans your doctor has provided you with.

When should Renagel /Sevelamer not be taken?

Renagel should be avoided if you are allergic to sevelamer or if you have low blood level of phosphorus or a blockage in the intestines. Renagel may be harmful to an unborn baby, talk with your doctor if you are or may become pregnant.

What precautions should I follow when taking Renagel /Sevelamer ?

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Renagel or if you have trouble swallowing, severe constipation, a digestive disorder of the stomach or intestines, or if you have recently had stomach or intestinal surgery. Do not take Renagel if you have low blood phosphorus levels.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Renagel /Sevelamer ?

Do not take calcium or other mineral supplements without your doctor's advice. Do not take other medicines within 1-3 hours after taking Renagel.

When should Renagel /Sevelamer not be taken?

Severe side effect include: allergic reaction; severe stomach pain or constipation; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; feeling like you might pass out; sudden numbness or weakness anywhere in your body; or wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Less serious side effects include: headache; nausea, vomiting, upset stomach; diarrhea, constipation, gas; cough, sore throat; arm or leg pain; or itching.

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