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Indication

Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) and Renagel® (sevelamer hydrochloride) are used to control phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.

Important Safety Information

Do not use Renvela or Renagel if you have a history of bowel obstruction or if you are allergic to sevelamer carbonate or sevelamer hydrochloride or to any of the ingredients in Renvela or Renagel.

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Please see full Prescribing Information for Renvela (PDF) or full Prescribing Information for Renagel (PDF).

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Understanding phosphorus management with dialysis

How can I manage phosphorus levels in my body?

Working with your healthcare team, you can make changes that may help control the level of phosphorus in your body.

  1. Diet: Phosphorus can be found in many foods like milk, cheese, nuts, and meat. Phosphorus can also be found in a lot of prepared foods and colas. Eating foods low in phosphorus may help control your levels. Your dietitian can help you develop a low-phosphorus eating plan.
  2. Dialysis: Dialysis helps remove waste, like excess phosphorus, from the blood so it doesn’t build up in the body. It also helps the body keep healthy levels of other important minerals and manages blood pressure. It’s important to follow regularly scheduled dialysis sessions—whether done in a dialysis center or in your home.
  3. Phosphate binders: Phosphate binders are a type of medicine that hold on to (or bind to) phosphorus in foods you eat, then carry it through the digestive tract and out of your body. Your doctor may prescribe phosphate binders which are an important part of your treatment plan, so be sure to take them as directed by your doctor to help control your phosphorus levels.

Talk to your doctor about Renvela® as a part of your treatment plan.

Indication

Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) and Renagel® (sevelamer hydrochloride) are used to control phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.

Important Safety Information

  • Do not use Renvela or Renagel if you have a history of bowel obstruction or if you are allergic to sevelamer carbonate or sevelamer hydrochloride or to any of the ingredients in Renvela or Renagel.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have had difficulty swallowing or swallowing disorders; or if you have had digestive tract surgery or other digestive disorders, including severe constipation.
  • The most common side effects with sevelamer include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, abdominal pain, flatulence, and constipation.
  • Cases of itching, rash, fecal impaction and, less commonly, slow bowel activity, bowel obstruction, and bowel perforation have been reported.
  • Uncommon cases of difficulty swallowing the Renagel or Renvela tablet have been reported. Talk to your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing medicines in tablet form. Renvela powder for oral suspension may be considered by your doctor if you have a history of difficulty swallowing.
  • Your doctor should monitor bicarbonate and chloride blood levels.
  • Reduced vitamins D, E, and K (clotting factors) and folic acid blood levels may be followed by your doctor.
  • Talk to your doctor when taking sevelamer with other medications.
  • Promptly contact your doctor if you experience severe abdominal pain, new or worsening constipation, or other severe intestinal symptoms while on sevelamer.
  • Take sevelamer with meals and adhere to your prescribed diet

Please see full Prescribing Information for Renvela (PDF) or full Prescribing Information for Renagel (PDF).
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The health information contained herein is provided for general education purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.