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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

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. 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 for treating high phosphate levels in the blood (hyperphosphatemia) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis, receiving hemodialysis (a machine and a special filter is used to clean the blood) or peritoneal dialysis (inside lining of your own belly is used as a natural filter to clean the blood, by means of a cleansing fluid to wash in and out of your belly). It could be also used with calcium and vitamin D supplements to control the development of bone disease due to impaired kidney function.

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, Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Headache, Vomiting

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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 09 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)