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

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

Many patients start with calcium carbonate (Tums, etc) or calcium acetate (PhosLo, etc) to lower phosphate...but these can sometimes boost calcium levels too high.

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

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