Compare Auryxia vs. Calcium Acetate

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Lowers phosphate levels.

Auryxia (ferric citrate) is great for getting rid of excess phosphate, but not for people who have a lot of iron in their blood.

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  • If you have high phosphate levels, Auryxia (ferric citrate) can lower and control them.
  • If you have low levels of iron in your blood, Auryxia (ferric citrate) can help increase your levels.
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  • Depending on your needs, your doctor may have you take up to 4 pills three times a day with your meals.
  • While you're on Auryxia (ferric citrate), your doctor may want to check how much iron is in your body with blood tests.
  • Auryxia (ferric citrate) is not chewable, unlike a similar phosphate-lowering drug. Auryxia (ferric citrate) must be swallowed whole.
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Used for
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • End stage renal disease - Hyperphosphatemia
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
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The Phoslo (Calcium Acetate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • High iron levels
    • History of iron overload syndrome
  • Accidental iron overdose in children
    • Children under 6 years of age
  • Stomach problems
    • History of GI bleeding
    • History of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Interaction with antibiotics
    • Current use of doxycycline
    • Current use of ciprofloxacin
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