VELACAR 400MG TABLET

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Composition FOR VELACAR 400mg tablet

Sevelamer(400mg)

food interaction for VELACAR tablet

alcohol interaction for VELACAR tablet

pregnancy interaction for VELACAR tablet

lactation interaction for VELACAR tablet

medicine interaction for VELACAR tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Velacar 400mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR VELACAR 400mg tablet

    Sevelamer(400mg)

    Velacar tablet uses

    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.

    How velacar tablet works

    Velacar 400mg tablet inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.

    Common side effects of velacar tablet

    Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain upper, Flatulence, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia.

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    Expert advice FOR 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR VELACAR 400mg tablet

    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)