What is Renvela 800mg?
Renvela (sevelamer) is a phosphate binder. Sevelamer helps prevent hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium in the body) caused by elevated phosphorus.
Renvela is used to control phosphorus levels in people with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.
Renvela 800mg is used to lower high blood phosphorus (phosphate) levels in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and possibly decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels.
Sevelamer works by holding onto phosphate from the diet so that it can pass out of your body.
Renvela 800mg Tablet is used to hyperphosphatemia which is a condition with high phosphorous levels in the body.
How to use Renvela Tablet
How Renvela Tablet works
Renvela 800mg Tablet inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.
following all are common side effect of Renvela 800mg
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
upset stomach, gas, bloating;
instructions for Dosage of Renvela 800mg
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Expert advice for Renvela Tablet
Take sevelamer tablets with meals.
Avoid taking any other medicines within 1 hour before or 3 hours after you take sevelamer.
Do not start or continue sevelamer and consult your doctor:
if you have allergy to sevelamer. if you have problems with bowel motility such as feeling of fullness, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, constipation, prolonged loose motions (diarrhea) or pain in the abdomen (symptoms of active inflammatory bowel disease). if you have undergone major surgery on your stomach or bowel.
Do not take calcium or other mineral supplements without your doctor’s advice.
Key highlights of Renvela 800mg Tablet
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of action of Renvela 800mg is not clinically established.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action of this medicine is not clinically established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Renvela 800mg is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Renvela 800mg is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.