Nephlomer 800mg Tab
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Nephlomer Tablet is used to regulate the increased levels of phosphates in blood in individuals with severe kidney disease. It is also used in patients who undergo dialysis. It contains sevelamer, which belongs to a class of medicines known as phosphate binders. It works by binding to the phosphates and reduces the levels of phosphate in the blood. Nephlomer should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed....
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Uses of Nephlomer 800 MG
Nephlomer Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood phosphate levels in patients with severe kidney diseases & is also used patients who undergo dialysis.
Contraindications of Nephlomer 800 MG
- If you are allergic to sevelamer or any other ingredients of Nephlomer Tablet
- If you have difficulty in passing stools
- If you have low levels of phosphorous
Side effects of Nephlomer 800 MG
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Nephlomer 800 MG
Can I take Nephlomer Tablet during pregnancy?
- You should consult your doctor before using Nephlomer Tablet as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy.
- Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I take Nephlomer Tablet while breastfeeding?
Consult your doctor before taking Nephlomer Tablet while breastfeeding as it is unknown if sevelamer passes into breast milk.
Can I drive if I have consumed Nephlomer Tablet?
It is unlikely that Nephlomer Tablet will influence on your driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with Nephlomer Tablet?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol and Nephlomer Tablet, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of consuming alcohol regularly.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have undergone a major stomach or bowel surgery
- You have problems with the bowel movement (digestion problem)
- You have difficulty in swallowing foods or liquids
- You have severe stomach pain or intestine disorders
- You notice blood in your stools (gastrointestinal bleeding)
- You are suffering from a condition when the parathyroid gland becomes overactive and leads to a raise in calcium level (hyperparathyroidism) and when thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism)...
- During the treatment you may develop low levels of vitamins A, D, E, K and folic acid in your blood and therefore your doctor may monitor these levels.
Mode of Action of Nephlomer 800 MG
How Does It Work?
Sevelamer works by binding with phosphates in the intestine and inhibits its absorption thus decreasing blood phosphorus levels. This in turn helps in preventing low calcium levels.
Directions for Use of Nephlomer 800 MG
- Nephlomer Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
- Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Nephlomer 800 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Nephlomer Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Nephlomer Tablet can reduce the effect of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin when used together.
- Medicines used for heart rhythm problems or for epilepsy like amiodarone, quinidine, phenytoin should be given after a gap of at least 1 hour before and 3 hours after the administration of Nephlomer Tablet...
- Medicine used to treat acidity like omeprazole, pantoprazole or lansoprazole may interfere with the efficacy of this tablet on concomitant use
- This medicine can reduce the effect of medicines acting on immune system like ciclosporin, mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus when used simultaneously.
- Close monitoring of the hormone levels is recommended if this medicine is taken along with levothyroxine to treat low thyroid hormone levels.
Storage and disposal of Nephlomer 800 MG
- Store Nephlomer Tablets at room temperature protected from moisture and heat.
- Keep them out of reach and sight of children and pets.
Dosage of Nephlomer 800 MG
Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain. If you think you have taken too much of Nephlomer Tablet contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
In case you’ve missed any dose of Nephlomer Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long to take Nephlomer Tablet?
A: The dose and duration of Nephlomer Tablet will depend on the response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
Q: Does Nephlomer Tablet contain a steroid?
A: No, Nephlomer Tablet does not contain a steroid. It contains sevelamer, which belongs to a class of medicines known as phosphate binders.
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