Velphoro (vel-FOUR-oh, sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is a new med for patients with kidney disease and high phosphate blood levels

Velphoro (vel-FOUR-oh, sucroferric oxyhydroxide) is a new med for patients with kidney disease and high phosphate blood levels.

Think of it as similar to Renagel (sevelamer hydrochloride), Renvela (sevelamer carbonate), or Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate).

They all bind to phosphate in the gut to lower phosphate blood levels in patients with chronic kidney disease. And they're calcium-free, so they can be used in patients who also have high calcium blood levels.

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