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Renagel (Sevelamer Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
Renagel 800mg from $1.93 USD/tabletRenagel 800mg
Manufactured by: Genzyme Therapeutics Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Renagel 800mg is also available from CanadaRenagel 800mg from $2.43 USD/tabletRenagel 800mg
Manufactured by: Genzyme Canada Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
Sevelamer Hydrochloride 400mg from $0.82 USD/tabletSevelamer Hydrochloride 400mg
Generic Alternative to Renagel
Manufactured by: Emcure Ltd
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Renagel
Renagel is prescribed for control of blood serum phosphorous levels in individuals undergoing dialysis and those who are being treated for chronic kidney disease. High levels of phosphorous decrease the levels of blood calcium. The Renagel drug belongs to a class of drugs called phosphate binding drugs due to its action.
Side Effects/Precautions For Renagel
Common side effects of Renagel or Sevelamer include stomach upset, diarrhea with stomach pain that can be mild or even severe but it usually does not last long. You can also have problems like sore throat, cough, and pain in the body, particularly in the legs. If you are allergic to phosphate binders, your face can swell and your skin can itch. Your lips and mouth may also swell. Some people also experience swelling of the hands and feet. Allergic reactions do not last long. If they do, then it could be due to an unrelated condition, which has to be examined.
Sevelamer may cause harm to an unborn baby. If you get pregnant during course of treatment, you should let your doctor know about the pregnancy. Weighing the risk of harm to the fetus, your doctor may reduce the dose or take you off the medication. If you have any intestinal or stomach disorders, you may not be prescribed brand or generic Renagel tablets. It is not known if this medication can be passed on through breast feeding. If you are feeding your infant discuss this issue with your doctor. You may also not be prescribed this drug if your blood phosphorous levels are too low. Using this drug, when phosphorous levels are below normal, may lead to hypophosphatemia which can cause major muscles like in the heart, to weaken. You may also experience delirium Phosphorous is an important element in energy cycle and lowered levels can leave an individual constantly fatigued.
The recommended starting dose of brand or generic Renagel is 800 mg or 1600 mg per day depending on phosphorous levels. The total dose can be given in smaller doses of 400 mg. The medication is to be taken with meals. The objective of the drug is to lower blood phosphorous levels to 5.5 mg/dl or less. The increase or decrease of dose can be done by one tablet once every two weeks, if necessary and no frequent than that. The lowest possible dose that achieves the desired result should be used.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.