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Phosphate binders

What are Phosphate binders?

Phosphate binders are used to decrease the absorption of phosphate from food in the digestive tract.

They are used when there is an abnormally high blood phosphate level (hyperphosphatemia) which can be caused by impaired renal phosphate excretion or increased extracellular fluid phosphate loads.

Phosphate binders react with phosphate to form an insoluble compound, making it unable to be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. When taken regularly with meals, phosphate binders lower the concentration of phosphate in serum.

List of Phosphate binders

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Velphoro (Pro)
Generic name: sucroferric oxyhydroxide
11 reviews
Renvela (Pro)
Generic name: sevelamer
7 reviews
Auryxia (Pro)
Generic name: ferric citrate
6 reviews
Fosrenol (Pro)
Generic name: lanthanum carbonate
5 reviews
PhosLo (Pro)
Generic name: calcium acetate
2 reviews
Renagel (Pro)
Generic name: sevelamer
1 review
Phoslyra (Pro)
Generic name: calcium acetate
No reviews
Generic name: calcium acetate
No reviews
Generic name: calcium acetate
No reviews
Generic name: aluminum hydroxide
No reviews
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