Foseal (Sevelamer HCL)
What is Foseal (Sevelamer HCL) used for?
Foseal (Sevelamer HCL) is given to patients who are on dialysis to help treat and prevent high levels of phosphorus in their blood. Even though dialysis removes phosphorus from the blood, it does not remove enough to keep the levels of phosphorus balanced. This drug works by binding phosphorus from food and prevents the blood stream from absorbing it. The reduction of phoshporus levels may help the patient's bones remain strong, and may also reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
How should I use Foseal (Sevelamer HCL)?
Foseal (Sevelamer HCL) tablets should be taken orally, usually three times per day with meals. You should follow the instructions of your physician when taking this medication, and continue to take it unless your physician tells you otherwise.
What are the side effects of Foseal (Sevelamer HCL)?
When taking Foseal (Sevelamer HCL) you may notice some side effects, such as:
You should be aware that this drug may also cause more serious side effects which require you to consult your physician immediately. Serious side effects include bloody stools, severe constipation or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Foseal (Sevelamer HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.