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Foschek S 800mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Foschek S 800mg 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 S 800mg 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 S 800mg 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 Foschek S Tablet

Side effects of Foschek S Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia

How to use Foschek S 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 S 800mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Foschek S Tablet works

Foschek S 800mg 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 S 800mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Foschek S 800mg 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 S 800mg 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 Foschek S 800mg 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
Foschek S 800mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Foschek S 800mg Tablet is recommended.
However, regular monitoring of calcium levels is advisable in these patients.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Foschek S 800mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Foschek S 800mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Foschek S Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Foschek S 800mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Foschek S 800mg 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 S 800mg 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

Taking Foschek S with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Foschek S taken with food?

Yes, Foschek S 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 Foschek S works by binding to phosphate from food. Take it exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Foschek S be crushed?

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

Q. Why is it important for me to take Foschek S?

It is important to take Foschek S 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 Foschek S, as it binds phosphate from food in the digestive tract.

Q. Does Foschek S cause constipation?

A common side effect of Foschek S 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 Foschek S?

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

Q. Can I take ciprofloxacin while I am taking Foschek S?

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

Q. How long do I need to take Foschek S?

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

Q. Do I need to have any tests while taking Foschek S?

Yes, serum phosphate levels should be monitored regularly while you are taking Foschek S. Also, the use of Foschek S 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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