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Foseal 800 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Foseal 800 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.

Foseal 800 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 Foseal 800 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 Foseal Tablet

Side effects of Foseal Tablet

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

How to use Foseal 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. Foseal 800 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Foseal Tablet works

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

What if you forget to take Foseal Tablet?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Foseal 800 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 Foseal 800 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 Foseal taken with food?

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

Q. Can Foseal be crushed?

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

Q. Why is it important for me to take Foseal?

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

Q. Does Foseal cause constipation?

A common side effect of Foseal 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 Foseal?

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

Q. Can I take ciprofloxacin while I am taking Foseal?

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

Q. How long do I need to take Foseal?

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

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

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