Renagel is also known as the generic name Sevelamer. Renagel is a medication that is used to treat hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium) in patients who are on dialysis from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Renagel belongs to a group of medicines called phosphate binders. These medications can be very expensive, especially for those who are uninsured. Thanks to a number of factors, Canadian pharmacies online are generally able to offer prescription medications for prices that are 30-50% lower than the retail cost of the same drug in most US pharmacies. You can buy cheap Renagel online without having to clean out your savings account.
In the healthy body, there is a specific relationship between calcium and phosphorus in the blood. In patients with CKD, the levels of phosphorus in the blood increase, making the levels of calcium decrease. Renagel binds to the extra phosphorus, allowing calcium levels to normalize and allow the patient to feel better.
What are the side effects of Renagel (Sevelamer)?
Common side effects associated with the use of Renagel (Sevelamer) may include: nausea, vomiting, mild stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas. More severe side effects are possible and may include severe stomach pain or constipation, fever, chills, and body aches. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these or any other unusual symptoms after using Renagel (Sevelamer).
Allergic reactions are possible with the use of Renagel (Sevelamer) include: a sudden rash, itchiness or swelling of the skin, mouth, or throat, and difficulty breathing. Contact a doctor immediately if you think you are having an allergic reaction to this drug.
What precautions are advised when using Renagel (Sevelamer)?
Patients who have low levels of phosphorus in their blood should not take Renagel (Sevelamer). Since the intestines are partly associated with calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood, patients with intestinal blockages should not take Renagel. Caution should be used if you have trouble swallowing, severe constipation, or another stomach or intestinal disorder before using Renagel. You can learn more information about Renagel by visiting online Canada drugs stores.
Women who are pregnant, nursing, or plan on becoming pregnant should not use Renagel (Sevelamer) unless specifically prescribed by their doctor. Side effects and potential risks of using Renagel may be of a greater extent or magnitude in people over the age of 65 so caution should be exercised when treating this group of patients. Renagel has not been shown to have any abuse potential in patients.
What about an overdose of Renagel (Sevelamer)?
Since Renagel (Sevelamer) is not absorbed by the body, overdoses that would be harmful to health would seem unlikely. However, if you suspect you have overdosed on Renagel, contact your doctor immediately.
The next time you need to fill one of your US or Canadian prescriptions, considering filling and purchasing them from an online Canadian pharmacy. These pharmacies can offer you a substantial financial savings to your medication bills while offering the same quality and legality of the medications you purchase.