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Renagel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sevelamer (Renagel)?
- What are the possible side effects of sevelamer (Renagel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sevelamer (Renagel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sevelamer (Renagel)?
- How should I take sevelamer (Renagel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Renagel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Renagel)?
- What should I avoid while taking sevelamer (Renagel)?
- What other drugs will affect sevelamer (Renagel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Renagel)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Be sure to take the missed dose with food. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Renagel)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking sevelamer (Renagel)?
Avoid taking any other medicines within 1 hour before or 3 hours after you take sevelamer. Sevelamer can bind to other medications and make them less effective.
Do not take calcium or other mineral supplements without your doctor's advice. Use only the specific type of calcium or mineral supplement your doctor recommends.
What other drugs will affect sevelamer (Renagel)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl);
- a heart rhythm medication; or
- a seizure medication.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sevelamer. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sevelamer.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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