Ferric Citrate

Ferric Citrate controls serum phosphorous levels. Ferric Citrate is iron based, so it may cause discolored (dark) stools.

Ferric Citrate Overview


Ferric Citrate is a prescription medication used to control serum phosphorous levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.

Ferric Citrate a belongs to a group of drugs called ferric iron-based phosphate binders. These work by binding to phosphate in the body to pass it through the digestive system and eliminate the phosphate through the stool.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken typically 3 times a day, with meals.

Common side effects of Ferric Citrate include diarrhea, discolored (dark) stools, nausea, constipation, and vomiting.

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Ferric Citrate Brand Names

Ferric Citrate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

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