Sevelamer Carbonate is an active medication used to control phosphorus levels in the body. This active component acts by binding to phosphorus in the foods consumed so the body unable to absorb as much. It also carries the phosphorus through the digestive tract and out of the body. It does not contain calcium or metal and is not absorbed. Hence, it does not build in the body.
Class of Drugs – Non-absorbed phosphate-binding crosslinked polymer
Molecular Formula – C7H14ClNO4
Molecular Weight – 211.64 g/mol
Working: This medication is a non-absorbed phosphate-binding crosslinked polymer, free of metal and calcium. It works by binding phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract and reducing the absorption, Sevelamer carbonate that lowers the phosphate concentration in the serum or serum phosphorus.
Uses: Given an active component is used in brand medicines to lower high blood phosphorus levels in people who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Due to dialysis, some phosphate gets removed from the blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep phosphate levels balanced. Reducing blood phosphate levels can help keep the bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in the body, and possibly reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Sevelamer carbonate holds onto phosphate from the diet so that it can pass out of the body.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is used in brand medicine as given below:
- Renvela: 800 mg
This medicine is not recommended in pregnant women, it may inhibit the growth of the fetus or harm it.