RENVELA 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. Take at least one hour before or three hours after taking this medicine. It may be taken with food. 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 RENVELA:
Used to control hyperphosphataemia (high phosphate levels in blood)
HOW RENVELA WORKS:
RENVELA 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 RENVELA according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Take at least one hour before or three hours after taking this medicine. It may be taken with food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF RENVELA:
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Eat fruits, vegetables whole grains and high rich fiber foods.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
RENVELA should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
RENVELA 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,
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.
FAQs ABOUT RENVELA:
Q: Does RENVELA need to be taken with food?
A: It can be taken three times a day with meals to help control phosphorus levels in your body.
Q: Can RENVELA be given in children?
A: It is not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age.