Sucroferric oxyhydroxide is used to control the phosphorus levels in the blood of patients with chronic kidney disease that are on dialysis.
Also asked, what is Velphoro used for?
Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is a phosphate binder that helps prevent hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium in the blood) caused by elevated phosphorus. Velphoro is used to control phosphorus levels in people with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.
Subsequently, question is, what are the side effects of Velphoro?
Common side effects of Velphoro include:
- discolored (dark colored) feces.
- diarrhea, and.
Is there a generic for Velphoro?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Velphoro available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Velphoro. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.
What is a binder medication?
Phosphate binders are medications used to reduce the absorption of dietary phosphate; they are taken along with meals and snacks. They are frequently used in people with chronic kidney failure (CKF), who are less able to excrete phosphate, resulting in an elevated serum phosphate.