RENVELA Rx

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RENVELA

Hyperphosphatemia
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Sevelamer carbonate 800mg; tabs.

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Indications for RENVELA:

Control of serum phosphorus in patients ≥6yrs with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

Adult:

Take with meals. Patients not taking a phosphate binder: serum phosphorus >5.5 and <7.5mg/dL: 800mg 3 times daily; ≥7.5mg/dL: 1.6g 3 times daily. Titrate by 800mg/meal at 2-week intervals to serum phosphorus target range; average max 7.2g/day. Switching from sevelamer HCl or switching between sevelamer carbonate tabs and pwd: use same dose in grams. Switching from calcium acetate: sevelamer carbonate 800mg approximates calcium acetate 667mg (see full labeling).

Children:

<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: Take with meals. Patients not taking a phosphate binder: BSA: ≥0.75–<1.2m2: 800mg 3 times daily; titrate by 400mg/dose at 2-week intervals to achieve target levels; ≥1.2m2: 1.6g 3 times daily; titrate by 800mg/dose at 2-week intervals to achieve target levels.

Contraindications:

Bowel obstruction.

Warnings/Precautions:

Dysphagia. Swallowing disorders (use susp. form). Severe GI motility disorders. Major GI tract surgery. Pregnancy.

Interactions:

Concomitant with drugs that have a narrow therapeutic index; monitor. Consider separation of administration with cyclosporine, tacrolimus, or levothyroxine. Separate dosing of ciprofloxacin by ≥2hrs before or 6hrs after sevelamer; mycophenolate mofetil by ≥2hrs before sevelamer.

See Also:

RENVELA for ORAL SUSPENSION

Pharmacological Class:

Phosphate binder.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation; rare: bowel obstruction, perforation.

How Supplied:

Tabs—30, 270; Packets—90

RENVELA 800mg tablets (Qty:90)

appx. price $527.00