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Velphoro (Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Velphoro is a medication that counters the calcium depleting effects of elevated phosphate in the blood, which is the cause of hypocalcemia and chronic kidney disease. It is a chewable kidney dialysis medication that you can eat either with meals or snacks and is typically taken as 1-chewable with each meal, although your physician may adjust that dose.

Velphoro is given to people who are receiving kidney dialysis and gets best results when patients also cut back on phosphorous-rich foods. Dietary changes can add to the effectiveness of chronic kidney disease treatment, and the baseline for effective treatment is to have a serum phosphorous level of 5.5 mg/dL.


Take one Velphoro chewable tablet before, during, or after eating a snack or meal. The tablet must be crushed or chewed before eating it, and it is important to not swallow the tablet whole without with crushing it up first or chewing it well and then swallowing it.

If you forget to take Velphoro before, during, or after a meal then you do not need to take a make-up dose, you can just take your crushed or chewed tablet again at your next snack or meal. Taking Velphoro without food or snack will render the medication ineffective. Always take with food.

Many people find it helpful to set a reminder on their smartphone just before the 3 different times of a day they will usually be sitting down to eat.


The active ingredient in Velphoro is succoferric oxyhydroxide.


Velphoro is only for use as prescribed by a physician and any changes to dosage must be discussed with yours before making these changes. Also advise them of any other medications you are taking before beginning on Velphoro, as well as if you have been prescribed any other medication for kidney disease.

Store in cool, dry space and out of direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Be aware of expiry date for medication.

Side Effects

Possible side effects related to use of Velphoro kidney dialysis medication are uncommon but may include diarrhea, nausea, stained teeth, rash, or discoloured stools. In the event of a rash discontinue use and speak to your physician regarding your chronic kidney disease dialysis program.


There are no known interaction risks related to the use of Velphoro. However, it is always best to inform your physician of all medications you are currently taking when you discuss using Velphoro with them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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