Separate Doses of Velphoro From Levothyroxine, Doxycycline, or Bisphosphonates

You'll see Velphoro (vel-FOUR-oh, sucroferric oxyhydroxide), a new phosphate binder for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Calcium carbonate (Tums, etc) or calcium acetate (PhosLo, etc) are often tried first...but these sometimes cause hypercalcemia.

Velphoro is a new calcium-free alternative...similar to Renvela (sevelamer carbonate), Renagel (sevelamer HCl), or Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate).

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