Renvela

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Comment from: playgil562 25-34 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 21

this medication is boosting my mothers blood pressure up sky high is worrying us shes never had it that higg

Comment from: maryxkk4im 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 20

I developed a bleeding ulcer on my colon. By the time I got to the hospital I needed 2 pints of blood.

Comment from: 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 06

taking three pills three times daily,give me a light headed some times.

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: June 06

I have been on Renvela for six months. My blood work has been good I have not had ny bad side effects I have been most satisfied

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Comment from: [email protected] 75 or over Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 19

I've been suffering from dry mouth and constipation ever since taking this medication. I have to take 2 after every meal along with 1 Tum.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

No problem with this med-been on it since March 2012

Comment from: jay 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 26

Constipation

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Comment from: driller 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 16

stomach upset, size of medication, frequence of medication, unknown side effects, little liteature

Comment from: Sasquatch 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 25

Taking for a year. As doage increased, constipation has gotten worse. Take 4 pills with food. Last Phosphorus was 10.2 and I eat right. I only have bowel movements 1 or 2 times a week. Also, blood pressure runs 80/40 since I started taking. Would not recomend to anyone. Stopped taking today. They gave me Fosrenol but I am afraid to take for similar reasons. Same class of meds with same side effects. Any recommendations?

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Comment from: MJR 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 18

On hemodialysis for kidney failure for about 3 years. Take 3 renvela with each meal. Have been experiencing ongoing diaherrea and was told by the nurse at the dialysis clinic that I go to that Renvela would not cause diaherrea. Imagine my surprise when I read the reviews about how this drug can and does cause diaherrea.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 22

Caused stomach pains that would keep me up at night and severe constipation. Quit it and went to forenol and had even more problems along with the constipation and stomach pains, it also cause constent gas.

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Comment from: lauriemae 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 08

seems to work well

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 17

caused diarhrea, now take hyomax along with this medication and tolerate it much better and phophorus levels are doing better...have been a dialysis patient for less than a year so time will tell

Comment from: Rochalu 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 01

Causes diaria,upset stomach

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Caused severe high blood pressure after using this drug for 2 weeks,for which my Md.prescribed Norvasc. This side effect was not in the product insert under"side effects". Thankfully I investigated further using webmd and found that my sudden and severe high blood pressure was listed under uncommon "side effect". I have been a dialysis patient for 5 years and never had high blood pressure until starting Renvela for my high phosphate levels. I've printed this information for my Doctor and am discontinuing Renvela. I took lanthanum carbonate(Fosrenol) prior to Renvela and will go back to using that to prevent my high phosphate levels. Thank You Webmd!!!

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