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SEVELAMER CARBONATE 400MG
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
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Drug Information

What is Sevelamer Carbonate used for?

Sevelamer Carbonate is used to control serum phosphate levels in patients undergoing dialysis.

Sevelamer Carbonate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Sevelamer Carbonate work?

Sevelamer Carbonate belongs to the class of drugs called as the phosphate binders. This drug acts by binding to the phosphate absorbed in the gut. Thus, it helps in decreasing the serum parathyroid hormone levels.

How to take Sevelamer Carbonate?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Sevelamer Carbonate as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Sevelamer Carbonate, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Sevelamer Carbonate?

Drugs that interact with Sevelamer Carbonate include the following:

  • Cyclosporine
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Norfloxacin
  • Potassium phosphate
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Tacrolimus

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Sevelamer Carbonate?

The following are the most common side effects of Sevelamer Carbonate:

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Passing gas
  • Bloating

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Bloody stools
  • Severe vomiting
  • Trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Sevelamer Carbonate?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Sevelamer Carbonate or similar drugs.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with Sevelamer Carbonate.
  • Be cautious while taking Sevelamer Carbonate if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Sevelamer Carbonate.

You are advised not to take Sevelamer Carbonate if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Sevelamer Carbonate?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney and liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Sevelamer Carbonate

  1. Do I need to avoid any food products while on Sevelamer Carbonate?
  2. Yes, it is advised to avoid foods such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, cola, egg yolks, and processed meat while taking Sevelamer Carbonate.

  3. What are the contraindications of Sevelamer Carbonate?
  4. Contraindications of Sevelamer Carbonate include bowel obstruction and hypersensitivity to the drug. Please consult your doctor for further information.

  5. What are the available formulations of Sevelamer Carbonate?
  6. Sevelamer Carbonate is available as tablet, oral powder and capsule.

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