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Composition FOR SEVCAR

Sevelamer(400 mg)

food interaction for SEVCAR

alcohol interaction for SEVCAR

pregnancy interaction for SEVCAR

lactation interaction for SEVCAR

medicine interaction for SEVCAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Sevcar sachet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sevcar sachet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR SEVCAR

Sevelamer(400 mg)

Uses

Sevcar sachet is used in the treatment of increased phosphate levels in blood

How it works

Sevcar sachet acts by binding the phosphate molecule from food in the digestive tract and decreases its absorption and consequently lowers the phosphate levels in the blood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain upper, Decreased calcium level in blood, Indigestion, Flatulence, Constipation, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES FOR SEVCAR

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR SEVCAR

Take sevelamer tablets with meals.
Avoid taking any other medicines within 1 hour before or 3 hours after you take sevelamer.
Do not start or continue sevelamer and consult your doctor:
  • if you have allergy to sevelamer.
  • if you have problems with bowel motility such as feeling of fullness, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, constipation, prolonged loose motions (diarrhea) or pain in the abdomen (symptoms of active inflammatory bowel disease).
  • if you have undergone major surgery on your stomach or bowel.
Do not take calcium or other mineral supplements without your doctor's advice.

Frequently asked questions FOR SEVCAR

Sevelamer

Q. What is sevelamer carbonate/sevelamer hydrochloride?
Sevelamer is available in 2 forms - Sevelamer carbonate and sevelamer hydrochloride. Both are same in function and used to treat hyperphosphatemia (increased blood phosphate level)

Q. What is role of sevelamer in dialysis?
Sevelamer is used in patient who requires dialysis to remove extra phosphate from the blood. However, it should not be given to patients who are about to undergo dialysis soon.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)