Sucroferric oxyhydroxide

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide helps lower serum phosphorus levels. Sucroferric oxyhydroxide can cause your stool to be discolored and diarrhea.

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide Overview

Reviewed: January 15, 2015

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide is a prescription medication used to lower serum phosphorus levels.

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide belongs to a group of drugs called phosphate binders. These work by binding to phosphate in the body to pass it through the digestive system and eliminate the phosphate through the stool.

This medication comes in chewable tablet form and is taken typically 3 times daily with meals.

Chew sucroferric oxyhydroxide tablets. Do not swallow tablets whole. To aid with chewing and swallowing, tablets may be crushed.

Common side effects of sucroferric oxyhydroxide include discolored feces (stool) and diarrhea.

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Sucroferric oxyhydroxide Brand Names

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Sucroferric oxyhydroxide Drug Class

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