Renagel 800 mg

Generic Name: Sevelamer 800 mg
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About Renagel

What Renagel is used for

  • the control of high phosphorus levels in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis (whether hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis).

What Renagel does

RENAGEL is a phosphate binder that is not absorbed in your body. When taken with meals RENAGEL inhibits intestinal absorption of ingested phosphate from food.

When Renagel should not be used

  • in patients with low blood phosphorus levels.

  • in patients with bowel obstruction/blockage.

  • in patients allergic to sevelamer hydrochloride or one of the other ingredients in the product (See What the nonmedicinal ingredients are:).

What the medicinal ingredient is

Sevelamer hydrochloride.

What the nonmedicinal ingredients for Renagel are

Colloidal silicon dioxide; diacetylated monoglyceride; hypromellose; iron oxide black ink; isopropyl alcohol; propylene glycol; and stearic acid.

What dosage forms Renagel comes in

800 mg tablets.

Warnings and Precautions

RENAGEL tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, chewed, dissolved or broken into pieces.

BEFORE you use RENAGEL talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you:

  • have an intestinal disorder such as, difficulty swallowing, or conditions that slow down the passage of food through the intestine and lead to blockage.

  • have had surgery on your intestines.

  • have a bowel obstruction/blockage.

  • have severe constipation.

  • have low phosphorus levels in your blood.

  • have low calcium levels in your blood.

  • are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are nursing.

  • have any allergies to this drug or its ingredients or components of the container.

Interactions with Renagel

Drugs that may interact with RENAGEL include: ciprofloxacin and levothyroxine. Your doctor may order blood tests to more closely monitor the thyroid hormones in your blood if you are taking levothyroxine and RENAGEL.

Proper Use of Renagel

RENAGEL tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, chewed, dissolved or broken into pieces.

Usual dose

Dosage is individualized. Your doctor will determine your dosage.

RENAGEL should be taken immediately prior to or with meals.

The total daily dose should be divided according to meal portions during the day.

Average Maintenance Dose: Approximately nine 800 mg tablets per day (equivalent to three 800 mg tablets per meal).


In case of an overdose, contact your doctor or poison control center immediately.

Missed dose

If a dose is forgotten, it should be skipped. Double dosing is not advisable.

Side Effects for Renagel and What to Do About Them

Although RENAGEL is generally well tolerated, some patients may experience side effects, including: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, rash and itch.

Serious Side Effects, How Often They Happen and What to Do About Them
Symptom/Effect Talk with your doctor or pharmacist Stop taking drug and call your doctor or pharmacist
Only if severe In all cases
Common Abdominal pain    
Very rare Intestinal blockage, obstruction or hole in the intestine (symptoms include: abdominal discomfort, cramping and gas pains, difficulty passing stools, nausea/vomiting especially after meals, excessive burping; later symptoms include fever and chills)    

This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking RENAGEL, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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