SEVCAR 400 TABLET

SKU: AH_NEP_6427 Category:

Generic : Sevelamer (400mg)

Treatment : High phosphate levels in blood

Pack size : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$7.57

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Sevcar 400 Tablet is used to treat increased phosphate levels in the blood. It is used in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. It inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lowers the phosphate levels in the blood.

Sevcar 400 Tablet should be taken with food. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it regularly and at a fixed time each day to get the maximum benefit of the medicine.

Sevcar 400 Tablet may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. You may also develop low levels of calcium, folic acid, and vitamins A, D, E, and K in your blood. Take necessary supplements as advised by your doctor.

 

HOW TO USE SEVCAR TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sevcar 400 Tablet is to be taken with food.

 

HOW SEVCAR TABLET WORKS

Sevcar 400 Tablet inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sevcar 400 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sevcar 400 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sevcar 400 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Sevcar 400 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sevcar 400 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sevcar 400 Tablet is recommended.
However, regular monitoring of calcium levels is advisable in these patients.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sevcar 400 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sevcar 400 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • MYCOPHENOLATE SODIUM
  • LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM
  • ERDAFITINIB

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SEVCAR TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Sevcar 400 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sevcar

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

FAQs

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Q. Is Sevcar 400 Tablet taken with food?

Yes, Sevcar 400 Tablet can be taken with food. It is recommended to take 1-2 tablets (based on individual needs) thrice daily. It is important to take it with meals because Sevcar 400 Tablet works by binding to phosphate from food. Take it exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Sevcar 400 Tablet be crushed?

No, you should not crush, chew, or break Sevcar 400 Tablet into pieces. You should swallow it as a whole with water.

Q. Why is it important for me to take Sevcar 400 Tablet?

It is important to take Sevcar 400 Tablet as patients undergoing dialysis cannot control the phosphate levels in their blood, especially after a meal. When the level of phosphate exceeds above the range in the blood, it may cause problems such as itchy skin, red eyes, high blood pressure, bone pain, and also increase the risk of fractures. These increased serum phosphate levels are reduced by Sevcar 400 Tablet, as it binds phosphate from food in the digestive tract.

Q. Does Sevcar 400 Tablet cause constipation?

A common side effect of Sevcar 400 Tablet is constipation, though it does not occur in everyone. The other common side effects of the stomach and intestine include diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, and pain in the abdomen. Immediately consult your doctor if these side effects become severe and disturb you.

Q. Who should not take Sevcar 400 Tablet?

Patients who are allergic to Sevcar 400 Tablet and who have low levels of phosphate in blood should avoid taking Sevcar 400 Tablet. Additionally, patients having intestinal obstruction should also avoid using Sevcar 400 Tablet.

Q. Can I take ciprofloxacin while I am taking Sevcar 400 Tablet?

Ciprofloxacin may interfere with the working of Sevcar 400 Tablet and therefore it should not be taken at the same time as Sevcar 400 Tablet. However, if taken together then a gap of at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking Sevcar 400 Tablet should be maintained.

Q. How long do I need to take Sevcar 400 Tablet?

Continue taking Sevcar 400 Tablet as long as recommended by your doctor. Sevcar 400 Tablet lowers your dietary phosphate levels but does not cure your disease. Hence, you may have to take it lifelong, as stopping Sevcar 400 Tablet may increase your phosphate levels.

Q. Do I need to have any tests while taking Sevcar 400 Tablet?

Yes, serum phosphate levels should be monitored regularly while you are taking Sevcar 400 Tablet. Also, the use of Sevcar 400 Tablet may decrease the levels of vitamin D, A, E, K, and folic acid and hence the levels need to be monitored during the treatment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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