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Biosev C 400mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Biosev C 400mg Tablet is used to treat increased phosphate level in the blood. It is used in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. It inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.

Biosev C 400mg Tablet should be taken with food. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it regularly and at a fixed time each day to get maximum benefit of the medicine.

Using of Biosev C 400mg Tablet may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. You may also develop low levels of calcium, folic acid and vitamins A, D, E and K in your blood. Take necessary supplements as advised by your doctor.

Uses of Biosev C Tablet

Side effects of Biosev C Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Biosev C

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Upper abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Biosev C Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Biosev C 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Biosev C Tablet works

Biosev C 400mg Tablet inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Biosev C 400mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biosev C 400mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biosev C 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Biosev C 400mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biosev C 400mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Biosev C 400mg Tablet is recommended.
However, regular monitoring of calcium levels is advisable in these patients.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biosev C 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biosev C 400mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biosev C Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Biosev C 400mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Biosev C 400mg Tablet is used to control blood phosphate level in patients that are on dialysis treatment.
  • You must take it with food and stick to the diet prescribed by your doctor.
  • You may develop low levels of calcium, folic acid, and vitamins A,D,E, and K in your blood. Your doctor may prescribe supplements, if necessary.
  • Avoid taking any other medicine 1 hour before or 3 hours after taking Biosev C 400mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, constipation, pain in the abdomen, or if you have undergone any major stomach surgery.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Biosev C taken with food?

Yes, Biosev C can be taken with food. It is recommended to take 1-2 tablets (based on individual needs) thrice daily. It is important to take it with meals because Biosev C works by binding to phosphate from food. Take it exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Biosev C be crushed?

No, you should not crush, chew, or break Biosev C into pieces. You should swallow it as a whole with water.

Q. Why is it important for me to take Biosev C?

It is important to take Biosev C as patients undergoing dialysis cannot control the phosphate levels in their blood, especially after a meal. When the level of phosphate exceeds above the range in the blood, it may cause problems such as itchy skin, red eyes, high blood pressure, bone pain, and also increase the risk of fractures. These increased serum phosphate levels are reduced by Biosev C, as it binds phosphate from food in the digestive tract.

Q. Does Biosev C cause constipation?

A common side effect of Biosev C is constipation, though it does not occur in everyone. The other common side effects of stomach and intestine include diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, and pain in abdomen. Immediately consult your doctor if these side effects become severe and disturb you.

Q. Who should not take Biosev C?

Patients who are allergic to Biosev C and who have low levels of phosphate in blood should avoid taking Biosev C. Additionally, patients having intestinal obstruction should also avoid using Biosev C.

Q. Can I take ciprofloxacin while I am taking Biosev C?

Ciprofloxacin may interfere with the working of Biosev C and therefore it should not be taken at the same time as Biosev C. However, if taken together then a gap of at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking Biosev C should be maintained.

Q. How long do I need to take Biosev C?

Continue taking Biosev C as long as recommended by your doctor. Biosev C lowers your dietary phosphate levels but does not cure your disease. Hence, you may have to take it life long, as stopping Biosev C may result in an increase in your phosphate levels.

Q. Do I need to have any tests while taking Biosev C?

Yes, serum phosphate levels should be monitored regularly while you are taking Biosev C. Also, the use of Biosev C may decrease the levels of vitamin D, A, E, K, and folic acid and hence the levels need to be monitored during the treatment.

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