What is Sevcar 400 mg Tablet?
Sevcar 400 mg Tablet contains salt called Sevelamer carbonate. It is used to reduce the increased level of phosphate in the blood. It prevents absorption in the intestine. It is used in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. It restrains the absorption of phosphate levels from the intestine and decreases the levels in the blood. It belongs to a group of medicines known as phosphate binders.
What is Sevelamer and how does it work?
Sevelamer carbonate is sold under the brand name Renagel and Renvela. It is manufactured in India by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited. Sevelamer carbonate is a medicine that is used to manage hyperphosphatemia (high blood phosphate levels) in adult patients on dialysis (a technique to remove undesired substances from the blood). This medicine is used in children from 6 years of age with chronic (long-lasting) kidney disease. Sevelamer carbonate is used with other medical treatments such as calcium supplements and vitamin D to prevent the evolution of the bone disease. It belongs to a class of medicines called phosphate binders. It holds the phosphorus that you acquire from foods in your diet and prevents it from absorption into the bloodstream.
What are Chronic Kidney disease and its symptoms?
Chronic kidney disease is a long-term condition where the kidneys stop working as they do earlier. It can affect anyone, but it is most common in older people. It is caused by high blood pressure which places the draw on the small blood vessels in the kidneys and prevents the kidneys function properly. Another cause is diabetes, too much glucose in the body can damage the small filters in the kidneys. High cholesterol, kidney infections, kidney inflammation, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, increased prostate, and long-term use of steroids or drugs.
Symptoms of Chronic Kidney disease:
Swollen ankles, feet, or hands
Shortness of breath
Blood in your urine
Sevcar 400 mg Tablet is taken with food. It is taken at the same time every day to get better results. It is taken in the form of a tablet or powder in solution by mouth. 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 Sevcar 800 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of elevated phosphate levels in the blood
Phosphate is essential for your proper body functions such as building up the bones, muscles, and teeth, construction of energy, and making outer layers of cells in your body called the cell membrane. But too much phosphate in your blood can cause serious complications such as heart attack, stroke as well as kidney damage. Sevcar 400 mg helps to reduce the phosphate levels in your blood and inhibits complications, especially in patients who are on dialysis and not able to get over more phosphate levels in the kidneys.
Side effects of Sevcar 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 Sevcar 400 mg Tablet?
Sevcar 400 mg Tablet is taken with food. It is taken at the same time every day to get better results. It is taken in the form of a tablet or powder in solution by mouth. 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 Sevcar 400 mg Tablet work?
Sevcar 400 mg Tablet slows the growth of phosphate levels in the blood. It prevents the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and restricts the phosphate levels in the blood.