Medicine Overview of Velacar Tablet
Velacar 400mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased phosphate levels in blood. It is used in patients with kidney problems and on dialysis.
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain upper, Flatulence, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia.
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. Velacar 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Velacar 400mg Tablet inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.
In Depth Information on Velacar Tablet
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.
Velacar Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Velacar 400mg Tablet 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.
Velacar 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Velacar 400mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Velacar 400mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Velacar 400mg Tablet is recommended.
However, regular monitoring of calcium levels is advisable in these patients.
Velacar 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Velacar 400mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Velacar 400mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Velacar Tablet
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)
Velacar 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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Taking Velacar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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