Sevelamer Carbonate 400 mg Tablet, marketed under the brand name Sevlaren, is an oral medication used to treat high levels of phosphate in the blood of patients with end-stage kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney disease. Sevlaren contains Sevelamer Carbonate as its active ingredient, which binds to phosphates from food and prevents them from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
HOW TO USE:
Sevlaren should be taken orally with or immediately after a meal and with a sufficient amount of liquid. The recommended starting dose for adults is one to two tablets three times a day, which can be increased or decreased based on the patient’s individual response to the medication.
Sevlaren tablets should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of Action:
Sevelamer Carbonate in Sevlaren works by binding to phosphates in the food we eat, which helps to keep them from being absorbed into the bloodstream. This helps to control high levels of phosphate levels in the blood in people with chronic kidney disease.
Sevlaren is used to treat high levels of phosphate in the blood caused by end-stage kidney disease.
Precautions and Contraindications:
Patients with a history of bowel obstruction, gastroparesis, or other gastrointestinal disorders should consult their physician before taking this medication. Sevlaren should not be used in patients with a history of allergic reactions to Sevelamer Carbonate or any of its components.
Sevelamer Carbonate may interact with other medications, including ciprofloxacin, levothyroxine, and warfarin. Patients taking these medications should consult with their physician before taking Sevlaren.
In case of an overdose, seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Common side effects of Sevlaren include constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. In rare cases, patients may experience severe allergic reactions, such as hives or difficulty breathing. Patients who experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking Sevlaren should contact their physician immediately.