Indications for: VELPHORO

For control of serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

Adult Dosage:

Chew, do not swallow whole. Take with meals. Initially 500mg 3 times daily; monitor serum phosphorus levels and titrate dose in decrements or increments of 500mg/day as needed until acceptable serum phosphorus level reached. May titrate as often as weekly.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

VELPHORO Warnings/Precautions:

GI, hepatic, or iron accumulation disorders; monitor effect and iron homeostasis.

VELPHORO Classification:

Phosphate binder.

VELPHORO Interactions:

Separate dosing of doxycycline, acetylsalicylic acid, cephalexin by ≥1hr before Velphoro; levothyroxine by ≥4hrs before. Concomitant drugs with narrow therapeutic index; monitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Discolored feces, diarrhea, nausea.

How Supplied:

Chew tabs—90