What are the possible side effects of sevelamer (Renagel, Renvela)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using sevelamer and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- constipation that gets worse or does not clear up;
- severe constipation with stomach pain; or
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
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What are the precautions when taking sevelamer hcl (Renagel)?
Before taking sevelamer, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: low blood phosphorus levels, bowel blockage.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., constipation), stomach/intestinal surgeries, swallowing problems (dysphagia).
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits...
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