Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
It is best to take this medicine with meals.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, chew, break, or open.
If a dose is missed:
The medicine works when there is food in your stomach. If you forget to take your medicine and you have just eaten a meal in the past hour, take the medicine right away. Take your next dose at your regularly scheduled time.
If it has been more than 1 hour since your last meal or if it is almost time for your next meal, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at your regular time.
Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking medicine to treat seizures or an irregular heartbeat.
If you are taking any other medicines, take them at least one hour before or three hours after you take sevelamer. If you need help deciding the best times to take your other medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist.