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Auryxia

The generic name: is ferric citrate (FER-ik-SIT-rate).
Drug class: phosphate binder

What is Auryxia?

Auryxia is a source of iron that binds with nutrients you absorb through food. This helps your body absorb fewer phosphates. This may reduce your phosphorus level (a mineral) in your blood.Auryxia is a treatment used to regulate levels of phosphorus in adults suffering from an ongoing kidney problem who are on dialysis.Auryxia can also be utilised to manage the anaemia caused by iron deficiencies in adults suffering from chronic kidney disease who do not require dialysis.Auryxia can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Auryxia

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Auryxia can result in serious adverse consequences. Consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Severe stomach problems (pain, vomiting, diarrhoea);
  • High potassium, nausea, and weakness sensation chest pain, irregular heartbeats slowing down

Common adverse effects of auryxia could include:

  • Diarrhoea, constipation;
  • A darker hue inside your colon
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain,
  • Cough.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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ferrous sulphate, sucralfate, carbafate, sevelamer, Venofer, eroSul, and  Renvela

Warnings

Be sure to keep Auryxia out of the child's reach. A mishap involving exposure to ferric citrate in an infant could be fatal.

Prior to using this drug

It is not recommended to utilise Auryxia if you're sensitive to it or if you suffer from

  • Iron overload disorder (hemochromatosis).

Inform your physician immediately if you have ever suffered from:

  • The liver condition;
  • An intestinal or stomach disorder;
  • Stomach bleeding;
  • Stomach or stomach, or surgery for the stomach or intestinal.

It's not clear if this medication could harm an unborn child. A high dose of iron can result in birth defects, miscarriage, or diabetes related to pregnancy. Tell your doctor whether you are pregnant or are planning to be pregnant.It might not be safe to breastfeed your baby while you're taking this medication. Talk to your doctor regarding any potential risks.The dosage requirements for you might differ in the course of pregnancy or when you are nursing.This medication is not approved to be used by anyone less than 18 years old.

How do I take ?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label and study all medication guides or instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.Auryxia is most effective when consumed in conjunction with meals.Don't chew or crush an Auryxia tablet. The tablet may cause discoloration in your mouth or teeth.Auryxia is a source of iron that is absorbed and stored in your body when you are taking it. To ensure that your body isn't storing excessive amounts of iron, require regular blood tests to monitor the levels of iron in your body.It is possible that you will need to adhere to specific diets while you suffer from autism. Follow the advice of your physician or dietitian. Find out about the foods you should be aware of or avoid to keep your health in check.Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.Secure the bottle and keep it out of a child's reach. Overdoses of iron can be accidental and are the leading cause of death in children less than six years old.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the medicine (with food) whenever you can, but do not skip your missed dose in case it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Iron overdoses could be fatal for children who consume Auryxia.

Aviod this

Do not take any vitamin or mineral supplement containing iron when you are taking Auryxia unless your physician recommends it.Do not take other medications during the same period when you suffer from autism.

Interaction with other drug

If you are taking any of the following medications, be sure to take them in conjunction with the dosage of ferric citrate:

  • An antibiotic known as Doxycycline It is recommended to take Auryxia at least one hour prior to taking Auryxia.
  • An antibiotic, ciprofloxacin, is taken for at most 2 hours prior to or two hours after taking Auryxia.

Other drugs can also cause problems with autism, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and products made from herbs. Discuss with your doctor all your current medications as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.

 

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