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Foschek 500mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Foschek 500mg 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.

Foschek 500mg 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 Foschek 500mg Tablet may cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be caused due to the medicine, inform your doctor.

Uses of Foschek Tablet

Benefits of Foschek Tablet

In High phosphate levels in blood

Our body needs phosphate for various life functions such as strengthening of bones and teeth, production of energy and forming outer layers of cells in our body called cell membrane. But too much phosphate in our blood can cause serious complications such as heart attack, stroke as well as kidney damage. Foschek 500mg Tablet helps to lower the phosphate levels in our blood and prevents these complications particularly in patients who are on dialysis and are unable to get rid of excess phosphate levels through kidneys. Take Foschek 500mg Tablet as prescribed by the doctor to get the most of this medicine.

Side effects of Foschek 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 Foschek

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased calcium level in blood

How to use Foschek 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. Foschek 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Foschek Tablet works

Foschek 500mg 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 Foschek 500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Foschek 500mg 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
Foschek 500mg 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
UNSAFE
Foschek 500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Dizziness and vertigo (a feeling of dizziness or “spinning”) are uncommon side effects reported by patients taking Foschek 500mg Tablet
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Foschek 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Foschek 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Foschek 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Foschek Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Foschek 500mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Foschek 500mg Tablet
₹16.39/Tablet
Fosend 500mg Tablet
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₹20.5/Tablet
25% costlier
Perito 500mg Tablet
La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹22/Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Foschek 500mg 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 Foschek 500mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, constipation, pain in the abdomen, or if you have undergone any major stomach surgery.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Organic carbonic acid derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
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