Patient assistance programs
For over 10 years, the Renassist® team has been helping patients with and without prescription drug coverage identify the Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) reimbursement solution that is right for them. Call a Renassist case manager for assistance or explore the options below.
No prescription insurance
Renal Patient Assistance Program (RPAP)
RPAP is designed for patients with financial need who do not have coverage for Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) (and/or Hectorol® [doxercalciferol and injection]) under any prescription drug benefit, including commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or other government insurance programs. Learn more.
Standard Medicare Part D
Part D Assistance Program (PDAP)
PDAP provides a free supply of Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) to eligible Medicare Part D patients who cannot afford their copayments or co-insurance for Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate). Learn more.
Commercial prescription insurance
Could your patient be paying less than $7 for Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate)?
- T: 1-800-847-0069
- F: 1-877-363-6732
- E: PAP@genzyme.com
8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST
Download a list of reimbursement tips to share with your patients.
Indication for Renvela and Renagel
Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) and Renagel® (sevelamer hydrochloride) are indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in patients
with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.
- Sevelamer is contraindicated in patients with bowel obstruction.
- Caution should be exercised in patients with dysphagia, swallowing disorders, and severe gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders, including severe constipation or major GI tract surgery.
- Common adverse events reported with sevelamer include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, flatulence, and constipation. Other events reported include pruritus, rash, fecal impaction and, less commonly, ileus, bowel obstruction, and bowel perforation.
- Uncommon cases of difficulty swallowing the Renagel (sevelamer hydrochloride) or Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) tablet have been reported. Caution should be exercised in these patients and consideration given to using Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) suspension in patients with a history of difficulty swallowing.
- Drug-drug interactions may occur with some medications and should be taken into consideration when instructing patients how to take sevelamer.
- Serum bicarbonate and chloride levels should be monitored.
- Follow patients for reduced vitamins D, E, and K (coagulation parameters) and folic acid levels.
- Patients should be informed to take sevelamer with meals and to adhere to their prescribed diets.
Indication For Hectorol
Hectorol (doxercalciferol capsules and injection) is indicated for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with Stage 3 or Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (capsules) and in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis (capsules and injection).
- You should not take Hectorol if you have a history of abnormally high calcium blood levels (hypercalcemia) or if you have very high vitamin D levels
- Overdosage of any form of vitamin D is dangerous
- Before taking Hectorol, tell your doctor if you have ever had an irregular heartbeat or seizure, or if you are taking any digitalis drugs
- Do not take other vitamin D related drugs if you are currently taking Hectorol
- It is important for anyone taking Hectorol to talk to their doctor before taking any non-prescription drugs or magnesium-containing antacids, and to adhere to instructions about following a low phosphorus diet and calcium supplementation
- One of the main side effects of treatment with Hectorol is hypercalcemia
- Tell your doctor if you experience symptoms of hypercalcemia, such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, and increased thirst
- Common side effects seen in Hectorol-treated patients not on dialysis (pre-dialysis) were infection, chest pain, constipation, indigestion, anemia, dehydration, depression, muscle tension, sleeplessness, tingling sensation, increased cough, shortness of breath, and runny nose
- Common side effects seen in Hectorol-treated patients on dialysis were headache, ill feeling, slow heartbeat, nausea/vomiting, swelling, dizziness, shortness of breath, and itching
- Hectorol is available by prescription only
- See Hectorol Capsules Full Prescribing Information or Hectorol Injection Full Prescribing Information or call Genzyme Medical Information at 1-800-847-0069.