Kerendia (Finerenone) is a prescription medication used to treat people with chronic kidney disease resulting from type 2 diabetes. This drug reduces the risk of kidney failure and dialysis, and slows down kidney damage. Kerendia also reduces the risk of heart attack, heart failure and sudden cardiovascular death. Kerendia may be used alone or with other medicines. The active ingredient in Kerendia is Finerenone. Finerenone belongs to the class of medications called mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists or aldosterone antagonists. It works by blocking aldosterone in certain areas of the kidneys, heart, and blood vessels which then lowers sodium and water retention in the body.
We currently offer the brand Kerendia from Canada manufactured by Bayer in the strength of 10 mg and 20 mg tablets. The generic Finerenone is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Kerendia. The most common side effects of Kerendia may include the following:
• Dizziness or light-headedness;
• High blood potassium level, including muscle weakness and irregular heartbeat;
• Low blood pressure;
• Low blood sodium level, including mood changes, extreme drowsiness, and seizures
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects, including:
• Allergic reactions, including rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat;
• Breathing difficulties;
• Severe dizziness
These are not all of the side effects of Finerenone. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Kerendia if you are allergic to Finerenone or any ingredient in Kerendia. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant;
• Have decreased adrenal gland function;
• Have heart failure;
• Have high blood potassium level;
• Have intolerance for some sugars;
• Have kidney failure;
• Have liver problems
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Kerendia and other medicines, including nefazodone, telithromycin, ketoconazole, indinavir, and nelfinavir. Do not take alcohol when using Kerendia. Alcohol can make you dizzier. Do not eat grapefruit or take grapefruit juice when using Finerenone. You may get too much Finererone in your blood and experience more side effects. It is not known if Kerendia is safe for use in children and adolescents under 18 years. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using Finerenone. You should use reliable contraceptive if you are able to become pregnant. Finerenone may harm the unborn baby. Kerendia may harm nursing baby. Do not breastfeed during treatment. Kerendia is not expected to affect your ability to drive or operate machines. Use Kerendia and all medicines exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You may take Kerendia with or without food. You may take a missed dose on the same day you remember it and continue with your once-daily schedule. Do not take a double dose if you forget or miss a dose. In case of an overdose, talk to your doctor immediately. Do not stop taking Kerendia without informing your doctor. Your doctor may decide if you should stop taking Finererone after testing your blood. Keep Finerenone out of reach and sight of children. This drug does not require any special storage conditions.