What is Sevcar?
Sevcar Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of High Phosphate Levels In The Blood, Hemodialysis Or Peritoneal Dialysis, Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements and other conditions.
Sevcar Tablet contains Sevelamer as an active ingredient.
Sevcar Tablet works by binding the phosphate molecule from food and decreases its absorption and phosphate levels in the blood.
How it works
Sevcar 400 mg tablet acts by binding the phosphate molecule from food in the digestive tract and decreases its absorption and consequently lowers the phosphate levels in the blood.
What are the side-effects of Sevcar Tablet?
The most commonly reported side-effects of Sevcar Tablet are increased serum chloride levels, nausea, acidity, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, and increased in blood acidity.
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from the use of Sevcar Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Increased Serum Chloride Levels
- Upper Abdominal Pain
- Increased In Blood Acidity
Sevcar Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Sevcar Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
Binding the phosphate molecule from food and decreases its absorption and phosphate levels in the blood.
Sevcar Tablet – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.).
Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid taking any other medicines within 1 hour before or 3 hours after you take it
- Consult a doctor if you have dysphagia, swallowing disorders, gastrointestinal motility disorders
- Do not consume calcium or other mineral supplements without a doctor’s advice
- Take this medicine with meals
Sevcar Tablet – Drug Interactions
If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Sevcar Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Sevcar Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
Sevcar Tablet – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Sevcar Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Sevcar Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
- Bowel obstruction
- Low blood phosphorus levels
Sevcar Tablet – Frequently asked Questions
Is Sevcar Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Is Sevcar Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Can Sevcar Tablet be used for high phosphate levels in the blood and hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?
Yes, high phosphate levels in the blood and hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis are among the most common reported uses for Sevcar Tablet. Please do not use Sevcar Tablet for high phosphate levels in the blood and hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Sevcar Tablet.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Sevcar Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively.
Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Sevcar Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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