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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).

Watch this video to see how you can take control of phosphorus.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ABOUT RENVELA

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

  1. How Renvela Helps

    Renvela is a type of medicine known as a phosphate binder. Renvela binds (or holds on) to phosphorus in the food you eat so your body doesn’t absorb as much. It then carries the phosphorus through your digestive tract and out of your body. Learn more about controlling phosphorus with these helpful guides:

    Watch this video to see how you can take control of phosphorus.

  2. Financial assistance for Renvela

    Sanofi Renal is committed to helping you get access to your medications. Renassist is the Sanofi Renal reimbursement group dedicated to providing assistance and support for those who are prescribed Renvela. A case manager will be dedicated to you at no cost to help with your prescription coverage, access benefits, and/or application for financial assistance.

    Get more information at Renassist.com or call 1-800-847-0069 to speak with a case manager.

  3. How to take Renvela

    Renvela should be taken:

    • 3 times per day with meals
    • As directed by your doctor

    Renvela is available in both tablet and powder form:

    • 800 mg tablet
    • 0.8 g and 2.4 g packet of powder

    Learn How to Prepare Renvela Powder

    Common side effects with Renvela
    The most commonly reported side effects with Renvela include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal pain, flatulence (or excess gas), 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 Renvela tablet have been reported. Be sure to tell your doctor about any side effects you may be experiencing. Contact your doctor right away if you experience severe abdominal pain, new or worsening constipation, or other severe intestinal symptoms while taking Renvela.

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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