Auryxia

(ferric citrate)

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Lowers phosphate levels.

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Our bottom line

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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Quick facts about Auryxia
  • Drug class: renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Auryxia (ferric citrate) attaches to phosphates in your body which build up when you have kidney failure. It then comes out in your stool.

Quick facts about Auryxia
  • Drug class: renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Hyperphosphatemia

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Auryxia (ferric citrate) for High phosphate levels

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Cough
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Side effect rates for Auryxia (ferric citrate)

From 289 clinical trials of Auryxia when taken for hyperphosphatemia
  • Diarrhea
    21%21%
  • Nausea
    11%11%
  • Constipation
    8%8%
  • Vomiting
    7%7%
  • Cough
    6%6%
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Risks and Warnings for Auryxia (ferric citrate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of iron overload syndrome

    Auryxia (ferric citrate) may increase the amount of iron in your blood which can be dangerous. Your doctor will regularly do blood tests to check your iron while you're on Auryxia (ferric citrate).

Common concerns from people taking Auryxia (ferric citrate)

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  • Auryxia (ferric citrate) works when it's taken with meals.