Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) is used to control phosphorus levels in adults and children 6 years of age and older with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.
Renagel® (sevelamer hydrochloride) is indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.
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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The measure of pressure of the blood within your arteries. High blood pressure is when the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may lead to problems like heart disease.
There is more calcium than any other mineral in the body. It is an important part of your diet, and works with phosphorus to keep bones and teeth strong. Calcium also plays a role in maintaining normal heart, nerve, and muscle function in the body.
The loss of kidney function over the course of a few years. CKD Stage 5 is severely reduced kidney function, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD). People with CKD Stage 5 need dialysis or a transplant to do the work that their kidneys can not.
The process of cleaning waste from the blood artificially. The kidneys normally do this job, but if they aren’t working, the blood must be cleaned with special equipment. The 2 major forms of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
The removal of excess fluids and waste from the blood by a machine. This helps to do the work of the kidneys after they have failed. Hemodialysis is the most common form of dialysis and is generally done at a dialysis center.
Most people have two kidneys. These organs clean the excess fluid and waste from your blood. The excess fluids and waste then leave the body in the form of urine. The kidneys also regulate the amount of important chemicals and minerals in your body.
This refers to the many chemical processes related to metabolism. Metabolism consists of the buildup and breakdown of substances in the body.
PTH plays an important role in the absorption of calcium in your body.
A process that uses dialysate (a cleansing liquid) and the lining of the your abdominal cavity to clean waste and excess fluid from the blood. Peritoneal dialysis can be done at home.
A type of medicine that binds to phosphorus in your digestive system.
A mineral that plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones. It is found in all tissues in your body and is an important part of metabolic processes in the body.
The active ingredient of Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate). Sevelamer can help control phosphorus in your blood to help get your minerals in balance. It does not contain calcium or metal and is not absorbed, so it does not build up in your body.
Sevelamer carbonate is used to control phosphorus levels in adults and children 6 years of age and older with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.
Please see Full Prescribing Information for Renvela (PDF) or Full Prescribing Information for Renagel (PDF).
Please see Full Prescribing Information for Sevelamer Carbonate (PDF).
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Sanofi recently launched its own authorized generic of Renvela (sevelamer carbonate). This means that, in addition to branded Renvela (sevelamer carbonate), patients can now access Sanofi’s authorized generic sevelamer carbonate, depending on their plan coverage.
Due to the change in the market, the need for patient support services has changed. Renassist will remain open through December 21, 2017, but will not reopen in 2018. What this means for healthcare professionals and patients:
We would like to thank you for allowing us to support your patients over the years.