What is Sevelamer?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Renvela Renagel

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Sevelamer is a phosphate binder used for the reduction or control of serum phosphorous in patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Phosphate elevated (hyperphosphatemia) 9 5
Chronic kidney disease 6 3
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Liver transplant 1 0
Polycystic kidney disease 1 0
Treat side effects of another treatment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sevelamer

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sevelamer

Dosage Patients
4,000 mg four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sevelamer

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Sevelamer

Duration

Currently taking Sevelamer

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Sevelamer

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sevelamer after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Calcium Carbonate (Tums EX) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Sevelamer

Jun 7, 2011 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic kidney disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 403 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2010 (Started Jan 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for phosphate elevated (hyperphosphatemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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