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Velphoro Side Effects

Generic Name: sucroferric oxyhydroxide

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug sucroferric oxyhydroxide. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Velphoro.

Applies to sucroferric oxyhydroxide: oral tablet chewable

As well as its needed effects, sucroferric oxyhydroxide (the active ingredient contained in Velphoro) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Severity: Major

If any of the following side effects occur while taking sucroferric oxyhydroxide, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:
  • Dark-colored stools

Severity: Minor

Some sucroferric oxyhydroxide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Diarrhea
  • nausea

It is possible that some side effects of Velphoro may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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