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User Reviews for Velphoro

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure  
4.8
8 reviews 12 medications

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Sprìnkles · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · June 11, 2019

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “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
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Jabberwockypie · Taken for less than 1 month · April 27, 2022

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “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
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KJ · August 8, 2019

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “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
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 12, 2015

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “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
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Tim · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 9, 2020

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “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
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Kahless · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 31, 2018

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “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
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Shelbert · Taken for less than 1 month · June 20, 2019

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

2 / 10
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Gmckinnon725 · Taken for less than 1 month · September 3, 2017

For Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure: “Dark stool and stomach discomfort”

2 / 10
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