What is Revlamer 800 mg Tablet?
Revlamer 800 mg Tablet contains a salt composition called Sevelamer Carbonate. It behaves as a phosphate binder, which reduces the amount of phosphorus that remains in the blood of kidney patients who are undertaking dialysis. This medicine sticks with phosphorus and reduces the amount of phosphorus that is occupied by the intestine in the body. It prevents hyperphosphatemia by holding the dietary phosphate in the intestine and thereby inhibits its absorption and minimizing the serum phosphate levels in the blood.
What are Sevelamer and its uses?
Sevelamer carbonate is sold under the brand name Renagel and Renvela. It is manufactured in India by Sun Pharma Laboratories Limited. Sevelamer carbonate is a prescription medicine. It prevents phosphorus from absorbing into the body through the intestines. This medicine is given to patients who have high levels of phosphate in their bloodstream as well as patients who are suffering from chronic kidney disease. It is a phosphate binder drug. It is used to treat patients who are undergoing dialysis. It helps to decrease the phosphate levels in the body, achieving the phosphate from the food so that it can be removed from your body. This medicine is used to minimize the risk of stroke and heart disease. It makes you feel better and healthy.
What is Chronic Kidney disease and how it happens?
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function over time. The main role of kidneys is to remove waste and extra water from the body. It takes over months or years. You may not observe symptoms for some time. You may feel symptoms until your kidneys have almost stopped working. This is the final- stage of Chronic kidney disease that is also known as end-stage renal disease. At this stage, the kidneys are no longer able to remove adequate waste and excess water from your body. At this time you need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Symptoms of Chronic Kidney disease may include:
Loss of energy
Swollen feet and ankles
Puffiness around the eyes
Dry, itchy skin
Revlamer 800 mg Tablet comes in the form of powder. Mix the entire content of the packet with 2 tablespoons of water for the 0.4 gm dose or the 0.8 mg dose or 4 tablespoons of water for the 2.4 gm dose. Stir the mixture well and drink the medicine within 30 minutes of mixing it. Take this medicine with food. Take it at the same time every day. . Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. Inform your doctor if these side effects remain for a long time. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Revlamer 800 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of elevated phosphate levels in the blood
Phosphate is essential for several body functions such as strengthening bones and teeth, production of energy, and forming outer layers of cells in the body called the cell membranes. But if you have excessive phosphate in your blood cell it can cause serious problems. It includes heart attack, stroke, and kidney damage. Revlamer 800 mg Tablet helps to lower the phosphate levels in your blood and prevents the risks in patients who are on dialysis and inadequate to remove excess phosphate from their blood through kidneys.
Side effects of Revlamer 800 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Nausea and vomiting
Excessive gas in the stomach
How to take a Revlamer 800 mg Tablet?
Revlamer 800 mg Tablet comes in the form of powder. Mix the entire content of the packet with 2 tablespoons of water for the 0.4 gm dose or the 0.8 mg dose or 4 tablespoons of water for the 2.4 gm dose. Stir the mixture well and drink the medicine within 30 minutes of mixing it. Take this medicine with food. Take it at the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this, so let your doctor know all the medication you are using during the treatment.
How does a Revlamer 800 mg Tablet work?
Revlamer 800 mg Tablet works to reduce the blood phosphate levels in adults and children as young as 6 years old with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. It does not affect blood calcium levels. You take this medicine with meals.