Sevelamer - Drug Information

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General Information on Sevelamer

Generic Name : Sevelamer

Pronunciation : se VEL a mer

Latest prescription information about Sevelamer. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sevelamer

Why is Sevelamer Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a phosphate-binding agent, prescribed for hyperphophataemia.  It prevents phosphate absorbption into the blood stream.

When should Sevelamer not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bowel obstruction, hypophosphatemia, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Sevelamer?

PO- The recommended starting dose is 800 to 1600 mg three times per day.

How should Sevelamer be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sevelamer?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of difficulty in swallowing, stomach or bowel problem, and any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Sevelamer?

Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal pain, flatulence and constipation.

What are the other precautions for Sevelamer?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Sevelamer?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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kotee 

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