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Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide

Generic name: Sucroferric oxyhydroxide [SOO-kroe-FER-ik-OX-ee-hye-DROX-ide]n
The brand name is Velphoro.
Dosage type: Oral tablet, chewable (2500 mg (500 mg iron atoms))
Class of drugs: Phosphate binders

What is Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide?

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide can be used to reduce phosphorus levels in those who suffer from chronic kidney diseases and require dialysis. Sucroferric oxyhydroxide can also be used for other purposes that are not covered in the guide. Be sure to follow the directions printed on the prescription label. Also, review all the medication guides or instructions. The doctor might change the dosage. Make sure you take the medicine precisely as prescribed. Sucroferric oxyhydroxide performs best when you drink it before meals.

The tablet that you chew must be crushed or chewed prior to when you take it in. There is a possibility that you'll need to have regular blood tests.Keep the bottle at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Close the bottle when it is not in use.

Side effects from Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide?

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice indications or warning signs of an allergic response, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling on your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Contact your physician immediately if you notice the appearance of a dermatological itchy rash.

The most frequent side effects of sucroferricoxyhydroxide are:

  • Diarrhoea; or

  • Darker coloration within your bowel movements.

This is not an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and there are other possible side effects. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. It is possible to report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Make sure you follow the instructions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your medical professionals about your health conditions, allergies, and medications you are taking.

Related medications

Sucralfate, Carafate, Sevelamer, Renvela, Auryxia, and Velphoro

Before you take this drug 

Inform your physician if you experienced:

  • Iron overload disorder (hemochromatosis);

  • The liver condition;

  • A stomach or intestinal problem or

  • Stomach or stomach or operation.

Inform your physician if you are nursing or pregnant. Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide isn't permitted for use by anyone less than 18 years of age.

What happens If I miss a dose?

You should take your medicine as quickly as possible; however, avoid the dose you missed in the event that it's time to take the next dose. Take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Be sure to follow your physician's advice regarding the food you eat and beverages or activities you engage in.

Interaction with other drugs

If you're taking levothyroxine Take it for at least 4 hours prior to the time you start taking sucroferric oxyhydroxide. If you're taking Doxycycline, aspirin, or cephalexin Take it for at least one hour prior to the sucroferric oxide you are taking.

Certain other medications may interact with sucroferricoxyhydroxide. These include medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbs. Inform your physician about any medications you currently use and all medicines you take or stop taking.