Velphoro

Drug List

Velphoro

Drug Name

Velphoro (Sucroferric oxyhydroxide)

Manufactured By

Fresenius Pharmaceuticals

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide is used to lower high blood phosphate levels in people who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and may decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels. Sucroferric oxyhydroxide contains a form of iron which is not absorbed by your body. It works by binding to phosphate in your diet. The phosphate then passes out of your body in your stool.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times daily, with or right after a meal. Chew thoroughly before swallowing each dose. You may crush the tablets to make it easier to chew them. Do not swallow the tablets whole. This medication does not need to be swallowed with water. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Side Effects

Nausea or diarrhea may occur. If either of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. The iron in this medication may cause your stools to turn black. This effect is harmless. You may also notice an unusual taste from the medication. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: levothyroxine. Sucroferric oxyhydroxide may interfere with the absorption of certain other medications taken by mouth (including doxycycline). Take these other medications at least 1 hour before taking sucroferric oxyhydroxide. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose unless you have just eaten. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store in the original package at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.