Generic Name: iron-sucrose, Chewable tablet

Generic Name:

iron-sucrose, Chewable tablet

Velphoro

All Brands

  • Velphoro
SECTION 1 of 4

Highlights for iron-sucrose

Chewable tablet
1
IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) also known as SUCROFERRIC OXYHYDROXIDE is an iron complex. It binds phosphates in the stomach and prevents them from being absorbed by the body. This medicine is used in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis to prevent dangerous increases in phosphates.
2
This drug also comes in other forms, including Injectable Solution
3 4 5
Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
6
Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
SECTION 2 of 4

iron-sucrose Side Effects

Chewable tablet

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • dark colored stools (this may be due to the iron, but can indicate a more serious condition)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • diarrhea
  • nausea
SECTION 3 of 4

iron-sucrose May Interact with Other Medications

Chewable tablet
  • alendronate
  • calcitriol
  • certain antibiotics like doxycycline and tetracycline
  • doxercalciferol
  • paricalcitol
  • thyroid hormones
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
SECTION 4 of 4

How to Use iron-sucrose

Chewable tablet

Take this medicine by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing. The tablets may be crushed to help with chewing and swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • high levels of iron in the blood
  • liver disease
  • stomach or intestine problems or surgery
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to iron sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss one or more doses, restart your medicine with the next meal. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or healthcare professional for regular check ups. You may need blood work done while taking this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Last Updated: January 17, 2014

The Healthline Site, its content, such as text, graphics, images, search results, and other material contained on the Healthline Site ("Content"), its services, and any information or material posted on the Healthline Site by third parties are provided for informational purposes only. None of the foregoing is a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Healthline Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Please read the Terms of Service for more information regarding use of the Healthline Site.
Content licensed by
Gold Standard Logo

Healthline - Gold Standard License

Terms of Use

Licensee provides access to Alchemy provided by Gold Standard, Inc. ("Gold Standard"). Although Gold Standard makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of Alchemy, End User acknowledges and agrees that Licensee, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and information providers and Gold Standard, its affiliates, its licensors, and their respective officers, directors, employees and information providers will not be held liable for any damages suffered or incurred by End User or any third person arising out of: a) any faults, interruptions or delays in Alchemy or its delivery, b) any use of or reliance on Alchemy by any person, or c) any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in Alchemy, irrespective of however such faults, interruptions, delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arise. Gold Standard shall not be liable to End User for any loss, cost or damages resulting from any delays in delivery and/or non-delivery of Alchemy or its content. End User acknowledges and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy in the event of such delay is to not accept these terms and conditions. Gold Standard does not represent or warrant that Alchemy will meet the objectives or needs of End User or any third party. Gold Standard makes no warranty of merchantability of Alchemy or of the fitness of Alchemy for any purpose.

About Gold Standard

The Gold Standard editorial staff develops clinically-based drug information content through an independent, peer-reviewed process. Content updates to the database include new FDA-approved drugs, new non-prescription and herbal therapies, newly published information regarding FDA label changes and relevant clinical studies affecting off-label utilization. Editors do not have any significant financial relationships with the industry that would introduce bias in the editing or review of database content.

Read This Next

10 Reasons Why You Might Need Iron Supplements
10 Reasons Why You Might Need Iron Supplements
9 Untested Chemicals You Use Every Day
9 Untested Chemicals You Use Every Day
Increasing Iron Intake to Improve Athletic Performance
Increasing Iron Intake to Improve Athletic Performance
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement