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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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Renvela® powder preparation video

Learn to prepare Renvela powder—the only phosphate binder available in both tablet and powder form. View now

Preparing Renvela powder

  • Renvela should be taken
    • 3 times per day with meals
    • As directed by your doctor
  1. 1Measure a minimum of 2 ounces of water into a cup for a 2.4g packet of Renvela.
    • 2 ounces = 4 tablespoons = ¼ measuring cup
    • A larger amount of water may be needed, based on the dose of Renvela powder prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  2. 2 Open the Renvela packet.
    • Tear or cut it along the top and pour the entire packet into the cup of water.
  3. 3 Stir the mixture thoroughly.
    • Note that the powder will not dissolve completely, so the mixture will be cloudy.
  4. 4 Drink the entire mixture within 30 minutes.
    • Be sure to stir vigorously just before drinking.
  5. 5 Take Renvela with kidney-friendly and low-phosphorus meals.
    • Work with your healthcare team to develop a low–phosphorus eating plan. Get new ideas and helpful tips from the Patient Resource Library.
 

Renvela® for Oral Suspension Powder Video

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Open the packet by tearing or cutting along the top.

Now, pour the entire packet into the glass of water just like Huston is doing here.

This packet contains 2.4-grams of citrus flavored Renvela powder.

The number of packets you should use will depend on the instructions that were given to you by your doctor or other healthcare provider.

If your prescription calls for more than one packet, you may mix multiple packets together in the same glass.

For example, mix one 2.4-gram packet with 2 ounces of water, or two 2.4-gram packets with 4 ounces of water, and so on.

Now, stir thoroughly until the mixture becomes cloudy.

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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