Skip to main content

User Reviews for Velphoro to treat Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure

Velphoro has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure. 13% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 38% reported a negative experience.

Velphoro rating summary

4.8/10 average rating

8 ratings from 8 user reviews.

Compare all 12 medications used in the treatment of Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure.

10
0%
9
0%
8
13%
7
13%
6
25%
5
0%
4
13%
3
13%
2
25%
1
0%
Sprìnkles · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · June 11, 2019

“I take this medication with water in my mouth as I chew because it’s chalky. It turns your mouth brownish orange but can be rid of by drinking and brushing your teeth. It doesn’t taste horrible, just the dry chalky texture is unpleasant. The only side effect I get is right before my bowel expels it, I get stomach cramps. Then the feces is dark in color. No issues otherwise. It lowers phosphorous great and I only take 1 pill with meals.”

8 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Jabberwockypie · Taken for less than 1 month · April 27, 2022

“I've been taking Velphoro for about 3 weeks, Sevelamer wasn't working well enough. Started out with black stools and diarrhea. Had to increase my dosage, the diarrhea is starting to subside, but now I get cramping in my lower abdomen before and during bowel movements. Which is unfortunate because I'm going in the daytime as well as in the middle of the night. It's interfering with my sleep. I'm hoping this subsides as I continue taking it as I don't have any other options at this point. As least I've seen that others have experienced bowel discomfort through this site, as Velphoro sites only list black stools and diarrhea. It's very misleading.”

4 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
KJ · August 8, 2019

“I was on this for over a year. Had good binding, but HATED to have to chew the pill to swallow. The iron left a horrid taste in the mouth. Did a good job keeping my Iron levels up. Moved to Auryxia when I went on Medicare as this was not covered and I loved the switch, no more chewing of my meds.”

3 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 12, 2015

“BLACK stool, orange residue in mouth (even after brushing), gave me funky breathe after chewing. I found chewing gum would aleviate the residue and breathe.”

6 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Tim · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 9, 2020

“Works well as a binder for phosphate. However due to the co-pay cost of $159.95 I will not be taking it anymore, Tums is cheaper and works for me.”

7 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Kahless · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 31, 2018

“Black stool has been my only problem. I was using Renvela, which worked better but made me nauseated. I'm up to 2 tablets per meal and I was taking Tums with it but my calcium level jumped.”

6 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Shelbert · Taken for less than 1 month · June 20, 2019

“I've only been on this med for a week. Discolored stools & diarrhea. I'm hoping this will eventually go away.”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Gmckinnon725 · Taken for less than 1 month · September 3, 2017

“Dark stool and stomach discomfort”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo

This information is not intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews may be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge, and judgement of healthcare professionals.