Compare Velphoro vs. Renagel

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Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide)

Prescription only
Lowers phosphate levels.

Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is a great phosphate binder for people with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

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Upsides
  • Similar medications need up to 4 pills per meal to work. You may only need to take 1 tablet of Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) per meal.
  • Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) tablets taste like berries.
  • Patients find Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) as chewable as Tums, and easier to chew than Fosrenol.
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Downsides
  • Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) must be taken with meals, so you can't replace a dose that you miss. If you miss a dose, take Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) the next time you eat.
  • Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) can interact with other medications. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins and supplements.
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Used for
  • Hyperphosphatemia in end stage renal disease
  • End stage renal disease - Hemodialysis - Hyperphosphatemia
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
3possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    24%
  • Darkening of stools
    16%
  • Nausea
    10%
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The Renagel (Sevelamer Hydrochloride) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Possible high iron risk

    History of peritonitis

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Drug interactions

    Taking levothyroxine

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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