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What is Velphoro?
Velphoro chewable tablets are brown, circular, bi-planar, and are embossed with “PA 500” on 1 side. Each tablet of Velphoro contains 500 mg iron (in 2,500 mg sucroferric oxyhydroxide). The Velphoro drug substance is a mixture of polynuclear iron(III)-oxyhydroxide, sucrose, and starches. The active moiety, polynuclear iron(III)-oxyhydroxide, is practically insoluble and cannot be absorbed. The inactive ingredients are woodberry flavor, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, magnesium stearate, and silica (colloidal, anhydrous).
What does Velphoro look like?
What are the available doses of Velphoro?
Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) chewable tablet 500 mg.
Each chewable tablet contains 500 mg iron (equivalent to 2,500 mg sucroferric oxyhydroxide).
What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Velphoro?
How should I use Velphoro?
Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is a phosphate binder indicated for the control of serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.
Velphoro tablets must be chewed and not swallowed whole. To aid with chewing and swallowing, the tablets may be crushed.
The recommended starting dose of Velphoro is 3 tablets (1,500 mg) per day, administered as 1 tablet (500 mg) 3 times daily with meals.
Titration and Maintenance
Monitor serum phosphorus levels and titrate the dose of Velphoro in decrements or increments of 500 mg (1 tablet) per day as needed until an acceptable serum phosphorus level is reached, with regular monitoring afterwards. Titrate as often as weekly.
Based on clinical studies, on average patients required 3 to 4 tablets (1,500 mg to 2,000 mg) a day to control serum phosphorus levels.
The highest daily dose studied in a Phase 3 clinical trial in ESRD patients was 6 tablets (3,000 mg) per day.
Velphoro must be administered with meals. To maximize the dietary phosphate binding, distribute the total daily dose among meals. No additional fluid above the amount usually taken by the patient is required.
If one or more doses of Velphoro are missed, the medication should be resumed with the next meal. Do not attempt to replace a missed dose.
What interacts with Velphoro?
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What are the warnings of Velphoro?
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What are the precautions of Velphoro?
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What are the side effects of Velphoro?
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What should I look out for while using Velphoro?
What might happen if I take too much Velphoro?
There are no reports of overdosage with Velphoro in patients. Since the absorption of iron from Velphoro is low
, the risk of systemic iron toxicity is low. Hypophosphatemia should be treated by standard clinical practice.
Velphoro has been studied in doses up to 3,000 mg per day.
How should I store and handle Velphoro?
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Pharmacist: Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container with a child-resistant closure and medication guide. Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Pharmacist: Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container with a child-resistant closure and medication guide. Velphoro are chewable tablets supplied as brown, circular, bi-planar tablets, embossed with "PA 500" on 1 side. Each tablet of Velphoro contains 500 mg iron as sucroferric oxyhydroxide. Velphoro tablets are packaged as follows:NDC 49230-645-51 Bottle of 90 chewable tabletsVelphoro are chewable tablets supplied as brown, circular, bi-planar tablets, embossed with "PA 500" on 1 side. Each tablet of Velphoro contains 500 mg iron as sucroferric oxyhydroxide. Velphoro tablets are packaged as follows:NDC 49230-645-51 Bottle of 90 chewable tablets
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In the aqueous environment of the GI tract, phosphate binding takes place by ligand exchange between hydroxyl groups and/or water in sucroferric oxyhydroxide and the phosphate in the diet. The bound phosphate is eliminated with feces.
Both serum phosphorus levels and calcium-phosphorus product levels are reduced as a consequence of the reduced dietary phosphate absorption.
Clinically meaningful drug interactions have occurred with concomitant medications and include (but are not limited to) the following:
This information is obtained from the National Institute of Health's Standard Packaging Label drug database.
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