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How does Renagel treat too much phosphate in my blood?

Renagel (sevelamer) is a phosphate binder that helps lower the phosphate levels in your blood. It is different from other phosphate binders because Renagel does not get absorbed in your body, but instead passes through your digestive system along with the phosphorus. The drug stops your body from absorbing phosphorus from the food that you eat.

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