General English name: Sevelamer
Brand: Renagel, Renvela
Application: Control of phosphate levels in the blood
Solamer pharmaceutical forms
Tablets, sachets (powder)
Solamer Drug Information
People with severe kidney disease have high blood phosphate levels because their kidneys are not working properly. This too much phosphate can be stored in the body and lead to bad side effects. Solamer (Solamer Carbonate or Solamer Hydrochloride) combines with the phosphates eaten in food, this reduces the total amount of phosphate in the blood and helps reduce further problems and complications.
Amount and method of taking solamer
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Solamer. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of Sulamer varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
Solamer should be taken with or after a meal.
Swallow the Sulamer tablet with some water.
Dissolve each sachet of this medicine in 60 ml of water and eat the prepared solution within 30 minutes (do not keep it for more than 30 minutes, prepare and eat each dose of the medicine fresh).
If you forget to take your dose on time but soon forget to take it; But if you miss the next dose, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to the use of the drug Sulamer
- Pay attention to the expiration date of Solamer medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
- Never give solamer to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with Solamer, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Taking solamer during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not take any medication arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of Sulamer on driving and working with machines
Although Solamer is unlikely to confuse or make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interactions Solamer
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Solamer may interfere with the effectiveness of some medications (including ciprofloxacin, mycophenolate, thyroid medications such as levothyroxine, etc.) and cause them to be absorbed through the stomach. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to tell you the best time to take other medicines.
Special warnings and precautions while taking Sulamer
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Solamer:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have any digestive problems.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of Sulamer
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Feeling weak and sick
- Nausea and vomiting
- Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this medicine.
Overuse of solamer (drug poisoning)
Do not take more than the prescribed dose, you may develop hypoglycemia.
If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of Sulamer
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.