Auryxia

1 What is Auryxia?

Brand: Auryxia

Generic: Ferric citrate

Ferric citrate is used to regulate the level of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease that are on dialysis.

This product is available in tablet.

2 What To Know Befrore Using

Tell to your doctor if you are allergic to Ferric citrate or to any other medications. You should also inform your healthcare providers if you are allergic to foods, dyes, or animals.

Safety and effectiveness of this medicine have not been established in children.

Pregnancy category B - No risks have been found in humans.

There are no adequate studies whether Ferric citrate can pass through breast milk or if it could cause harmful effects to the infant. Discuss with your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Taking this medicine with Eltrombopag is usually not recommended, but with exception in some cases. Dosage or frequency of one or both of your medicines may be changed if both medicines are prescribed together.

Taking this medicine with any of the following medications may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. Dosage or frequency of one or both of your medicines may be changed if both medicines are prescribed together.

  •  Carbidopa
  • Cefdinir
  • Demeclocycline
  • Dolutegravir
  • Doxycycline – should be taken at least 1 hour before taking Ferric citrate.
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Grepafloxacin
  • Levodopa
  • Levofloxacin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Lomefloxacin
  • Methyldopa
  • Minocycline
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Mycophenolic Acid
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Omeprazole
  • Penicillamine
  • Temafloxacin
  • Tetracycline
  • Trovafloxacin Mesylate
  • Zinc

Some medical conditions can interact with this medication. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

This medicine is contraindicated for patients with hemochromatosis.

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3 Proper Usage

Use Ferric citrate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Excessive use of medication is not recommended. This medication can be taken with food.

Initial dose for adults is 2 tablets three times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose to 12 tablets per day if necessary.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near for your next dose, skip the missed dose and start again to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not keep expired medications.

4 Precautions To Take

Your doctor will be checking you regularly to monitor the effectiveness of the medication. Blood tests may be ordered for undesirable effects.

If you are having severe or persistent diarrhea, constipation, nausea, or vomiting while using this medicine, consult with your doctor as soon as possible.

Darkening of your stools may be a normal occurrence related to the iron content of this medication.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor.

5 Potential Side Effects

The most common side effects of this medication are:

Not all side effects are listed above. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professionals.

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