Renvela is a prescription medication that is used to prevent hypocalcemia caused by elevated levels of phosphorus and to control the levels of phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease that are on dialysis. Renvela contains the phosphate binder medication sevelamer.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Common side effects of Renvela include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of sevelamer:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Renvela?
If you miss a dose of Renvela, you should take it with food as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Renvela?
Renvela and the generic alternative sevelamer carbonate are available in strengths of 800mg.