Sevcar 400 Mg Sachet 1 Gm
Sevelamer is used to reduce high blood phosphate levels in patients on dialysis treatment. It helps to improve bone strength and prevent the unsafe buildup of minerals in the body. Sevelamer cleans blood during hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
How does the drug work?
Sevelamer is a phosphate binder. It prevents hyperphosphatemia by binding to the phosphate in the food. This inhibits the absorption and decreases the serum parathyroid hormone levels. The decrease in the phosphate levels improves kidney functions and other related diseases.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of sevelamer are abdominal bloating, nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, cough, diarrhea, and flatulence.
• Individuals allergic to sevelamer or its ingredients should not take the drug.
• Patients suffering from blockage of bowels should not take the sevelamer tablet.
• Patients who have had stomach or bowel ulcers should avoid taking sevelamer medicine.
• Avoid sevelamer medication in the conditions such as irregular heartbeats, seizures, or thyroid problems
• Do not take ciprofloxacin or mycophenolate mofetil with the sevelamer drug, as their effectiveness may be decreased by sevelamer drug.
• Take the whole tablet at once. Do not crush or chew the tablet as it affects its absorption.
1. Does sevelamer reduce vitamins in the body? Yes, sevelamer reduces vitamin levels in the body.
2. Is sevelamer medication safe in pregnant women? No, sevelamer is unsafe during pregnancy.
3. How to take sevelamer tablet? Sevelamer tablet should be taken with food or a glass full of water.
4. What is the recommended sevelamer dose? The initial dose of sevelamer is 800 mg three times a day. However, consult the doctor before taking the medicine.
5. What is the role of sevelamer in dialysis? Sevelamer absorbs excess phosphate during dialysis.