Medications


Iron Sucrose, Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide chewable tablet

What is this medicine?

IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) also known as SUCROFERRIC OXYHYDROXIDE is an iron complex. It binds phosphates in the stomach and prevents them from being absorbed by the body. This medicine is used in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis to prevent dangerous increases in phosphates.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing. The tablets may be crushed to help with chewing and swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • dark colored stools (this may be due to the iron, but can indicate a more serious condition)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alendronate

  • calcitriol

  • certain antibiotics like doxycycline and tetracycline

  • doxercalciferol

  • paricalcitol

  • thyroid hormones

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss one or more doses, restart your medicine with the next meal. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • high levels of iron in the blood

  • liver disease

  • stomach or intestine problems or surgery

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to iron sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or healthcare professional for regular check ups. You may need blood work done while taking this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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