Velphoro® (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is a phosphate binder indicated for the control of serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- Velphoro must be administered with meals. Velphoro tablets must be chewed and not swallowed whole. To aid with chewing and swallowing, the tablets may be crushed.
- Patients with peritonitis during peritoneal dialysis, significant gastric or hepatic disorders, following major gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, or with a history of hemochromatosis or other diseases with iron accumulation have not been included in clinical studies with Velphoro. Monitor effect and iron homeostasis in such patients.
- In a parallel design, fixed-dose study of 6 weeks duration, the most common adverse drug reactions to Velphoro chewable tablets in hemodialysis patients included discolored feces (12%) and diarrhea (6%).
- Velphoro can be administered concomitantly with oral calcitriol, ciprofloxacin, digoxin, enalapril, furosemide, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, hydrochlorothiazide, losartan, metoprolol, nifedipine, omeprazole, quinidine and warfarin. Take doxycycline at least 1 hour before Velphoro. Velphoro should not be prescribed with oral levothyroxine.
For additional important safety information, please see the full Prescribing Information.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Fresenius Medical Care North America at
1-800-323-5188 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
This information is intended for use by US healthcare professionals only.
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Waltham, MA 02451