ACUTROL 400MG contains Sevelamer carbonate which belongs to a class of medicines called Phosphate binders. It binds phosphate from food in the digestive tract and reduces serum phosphorus levels in the blood. It is used to control hyperphosphataemia in dialysis, for patients undergoing haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and with chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis and have a serum phosphorus level equal to or above 1.78 mmol/l. It works by preventing hyperphosphatemia by binding to dietary phosphate in the gut and thus preventing its absorption and decreases serum phosphate levels.
High levels of serum phosphorus can lead to hard deposits in your body called calcification. These deposits can stiffen your blood vessels and make it harder for blood to be pumped around the body. It can also lead to itchy skin, red eyes, bone pain and fractures.
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. This medicine has no or negligible influence on the ability to driving or using machines. It is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The most common side effect is constipation. It is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age.
USES OF ACUTROL 400MG:
Used to control hyperphosphataemia (high phosphate levels in blood)
HOW ACUTROL 400MG WORKS:
ACUTROL 400MG works by preventing hyperphosphatemia by binding to dietary phosphate in the gut and thus preventing its absorption and decreases serum phosphate levels.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take ACUTROL 400MG according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It may be taken with food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ACUTROL 400MG:
• Allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat causes difficulty breathing or swallowing
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Eat fruits, vegetables whole grains and high rich fiber foods.
ACUTROL 400MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
ACUTROL 400MG should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
This medicine has no or negligible influence on the ability to driving or using machines.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Sevelamer carbonate.
Inform your doctor if you have,
Low levels of phosphate in your blood
Problems with motility stomach and bowel
Being sick frequently
Inflammation of the bowel
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,
Medicines used to treat heart problems and epilepsy
Ciclosporin, mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus (medicines used to suppress the immune system)
Levothyroxine (used to treat thyroid)
Omeprazole, pantoprazole or lansoprazole
Drug : Sevelamer carbonate
Pharmacological Category : Phosphate binder
Therapeutic Indication : Control of serum phosphorous
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Capsule, Powder, Sachet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT ACUTROL 400MG:
Q: For how long do I need to consume ACUTROL 400MG?
A: Take as recommended by your doctor. If you stop suddenly it may result in an increase in your phosphate levels.
Q: Can ACUTROL 400MG be given in children?
A: This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age.