AURYXIA (ah-RICKS-ee-ah) contains iron. Keep it away from children to prevent an accidental ingestion of iron and potentially fatal poisoning. Call a poison control center or your healthcare provider if a child swallows AURYXIA.
AURYXIA can increase iron levels in your blood. Iron absorbed from AURYXIA may also increase iron in your body. Your healthcare provider will monitor your iron levels. If you are receiving intravenous (IV) iron, your IV iron dose may be adjusted or discontinued by your healthcare provider.
AURYXIA is a prescription medicine that can lower the amount of phosphate in the blood for adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are on dialysis.
It’s when your phosphorus levels are too high. When your kidneys are healthy, they remove extra phosphorus from your body. When your kidneys are damaged or failing, phosphorus can build up, causing hyperphosphatemia.
It is important to manage your hyperphosphatemia, even if you don’t feel any symptoms.
Do not take AURYXIA if you have been diagnosed with an iron overload syndrome, such as hemochromatosis.
AURYXIA has not been studied in children.
AURYXIA may not be right for you. Before starting AURYXIA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take including:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
The most common side effects of AURYXIA when it is used to lower phosphorus in the blood for adult patients with CKD on dialysis include:
AURYXIA contains iron and may cause dark stools, which is considered normal with oral medications containing iron.
These are not all the side effects of AURYXIA. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report suspected side effects to Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. at 1-844-445-3799 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch