|Active Ingredient:||sevelamer hydrochloride|
|Strength(s):||403 mg capsules and 400mg and 800mg tablets|
|Dosage Form(s):||Capsules and Tablets|
|Company Name:||GelTex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|*Date Approved by FDA:||October 30, 1998|
|*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.|
What is Renagel used for? Renagel is used to reduce the level of phosphorus in patients with end-stage renal disease that are on hemodialysis.
Who should not take Renagel? You should not take Renagel if you have hypophoshphatemia (low levels of phosphorus) or bowel obstruction.
- You should stick to your prescribed diet.
- Review all medications with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription. If you are on other medications your doctor may want you to take them 1 hour before or 3 hours after your dose of Renagel because Renagel may bind certain drugs.
- Do not chew or take apart the Renagel capsules because the contents expand in water.
What are some possible side effects of Renagel? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Renagel. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
- Low blood pressure
- Blood clot formation
For more detailed information about Renagel, ask your health care provider.