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Navigating a prescription insurance plan can feel overwhelming to healthcare practitioners, patients, and caregivers. That's why Sanofi is proud to offer Renassist®.
What is Renassist?
Renassist is the Sanofi Renal reimbursement group dedicated to providing assistance
and support for patients prescribed
Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate).
What support can Renassist provide?
- Renvela® prescription drug benefit verification
- Prior authorizations facilitation
- Patient assistance programs information
- Medicare Part D and reimbursement education
What are your patients paying for Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate)?
- According to a survey of over 176,000 dialysis patients, over 50% of patients may pay less than $8.25/month for their Renvela® prescriptions.1
- Nearly 40,000 eligible patients have received Renvela® at no cost through the Renassist patient assistance program.
- Where do your patients fit in?
What are the options for your patients?
- Medicare Part D/Medicaid
- Standard Medicare Part D
- Commercial prescription insurance
- No prescription insurance
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Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) is indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in adults and children 6 years of age and older with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.
Renagel® (sevelamer hydrochloride) is indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysisImportant Safety Information
- Sevelamer is contraindicated in patients with bowel obstruction and in patients with known hypersensitivity to sevelamer carbonate or sevelamer hydrochloride or to any of the excipients.
- 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 or Renvela tablet have been reported. Caution should be exercised in these patients and consideration given to using Renvela 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.
Renvela® (sevelamer carbonate) and Renagel® (sevelamer hydrochloride) are used to control phosphorus levels in
- Do not use sevelamer if you have a history of bowel obstruction.
- Talk to your doctor if you have had difficulty swallowing or swallowing disorders; or if you have had digestive tract surgery or other digestive disorders, including severe constipation.
- The most common side effects with sevelamer include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, abdominal pain, flatulence, and constipation.
- Cases of itching, rash, fecal impaction and, less commonly, slow bowel activity, bowel obstruction, and bowel perforation have been reported.
- Uncommon cases of difficulty swallowing the Renagel or Renvela tablet have been reported. Talk to your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing medicines in tablet form. Renvela powder for oral suspension may be considered by your doctor if you have a history of difficulty swallowing.
- Your doctor should monitor bicarbonate and chloride blood levels.
- Reduced vitamins D, E, and K (clotting factors) and folic acid blood levels may be followed by your doctor.
- Talk to your doctor when taking sevelamer with other medications.
- Promptly contact your doctor if you experience severe abdominal pain, new or worsening constipation, or other severe intestinal symptoms while on sevelamer.
- Take sevelamer with meals and adhere to your prescribed diet.
1. Data on file, Sanofi US. August 2016.