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Generic Name: sucroferric oxyhydroxide (SOO kroe FER ik OX ee hye DROX ide)
Brand Names: Velphoro
Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is used to treat hyperphosphatemia in chronic kidney disease. Includes Velphoro side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
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. Velphoro may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Velphoro Side Effects

Velphoro Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about sucroferric oxyhydroxide. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Velphoro.

Applies to sucroferric oxyhydroxide: oral tablet chewable

Along with its needed effects, sucroferric oxyhydroxide (the active ingredient contained in Velphoro) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of sucroferric oxyhydroxide may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Dark-colored stools
  • diarrhea
  • nausea

Less common

  • Change in taste

Incidence not known

  • Skin rash
  • tooth discoloration

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Related treatment guides

  • Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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