- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Renagel* used for?
Generic for Renagel* (Sevelamer Hydrochloride) is used to treat high blood phosphate levels in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease known as end stage renal disease (ESRD). This medication helps prevent hypocalcemia that occurs as a result of high phosphate levels. Sevelamer Hydrochloride belongs to the class of medications called phosphate binders. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Renagel*?
The dosage of Generic for Renagel* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Renagel* should be taken with meals.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Renagel*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Renagel* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Renagel*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Renagel*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Renagel*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Renagel*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Renagel*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Renagel* can interact with heart rhythm medications and seizure medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Renagel*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Renagel* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Renagel* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Renagel* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Renagel* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Renagel* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, gas, constipation, and heartburn. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Renagel*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Renagel*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Renagel* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Renagel*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Renagel*?
How will Generic for Renagel* work in my body?
How should Generic for Renagel* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Renagel* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Renagel* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.