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Iron Deficiency Anemia CKD Not On Dialysis

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The only oral iron designed for you

AURYXIA®(ferric citrate) is the only oral iron tablet that’s approved to treat iron deficiency anemia specifically in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis

HOW AURYXIA (ah-RICKS-ee-ah) WORKS

1. CHANGES FORM SO IT'S ABSORBED LIKE IRON FROM YOUR DIET

Once swallowed, the iron in AURYXIA changes form so it can be absorbed by the gut, similar to the way your body absorbs iron from food

Changes form so it’s absorbed like food

2. GETS TRANSPORTED INTO THE BLOODSTREAM

The iron is then transported through the gut and into the blood. Once in the bloodstream, the iron changes back to its original form

Gets transported into the bloodstream

3. COMBINED WITH HEMOGLOBIN

Now that iron is back in its original form, the iron can be combined with hemoglobin, the part of the red blood cells that helps carry oxygen

Turns into hemoglobin

NOT YOUR FIRST TIME TAKING AN ORAL IRON?

Even if a previous oral iron medicine was unsuccessful, AURYXIA is clinically proven to increase hemoglobin and iron levels

AURYXIA IMPROVED HEMOGLOBIN AND IRON LEVELS

AURYXIA increased hemoglobin and iron levels without the use of intravenous (IV) iron or erythropoiesis-stimulating agents

WHEN TAKING AURYXIA, HERE'S SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND

AURYXIA can not only raise iron levels, but it is also approved to lower phosphorus levels in adults with CKD on dialysis. Your doctor will monitor your levels throughout your time taking AURYXIA

WHAT IS IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA?

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SAVE ON THE COST OF AURYXIA

Depending on your insurance,
you can get AURYXIA for free

See Important Safety Information below

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment

What is the most important information I should know about AURYXIA®(ferric citrate)?

AURYXIA 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

What is AURYXIA?

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

For adults who have iron deficiency anemia, as well as CKD, and are NOT on dialysis, AURYXIA is a prescription medicine that can increase hemoglobin levels and increase iron levels in the body

Who should not take AURYXIA?

Do not take AURYXIA if you have been diagnosed with an iron overload syndrome, such as hemochromatosis

AURYXIA may not be right for you. Before starting AURYXIA, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including:

  • the antibiotics doxycycline or ciprofloxacin
  • prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

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

How should I take AURYXIA?

  • Take AURYXIA exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider
  • Take AURYXIA with meals and adhere to any diet prescribed by your healthcare provider
  • Your healthcare provider will tell you how much AURYXIA to take and may change your dose if necessary
  • Swallow AURYXIA whole. Do not chew or crush.
  • If you are taking the antibiotics doxycycline or ciprofloxacin, you will need to take it separately from AURYXIA. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions on when to take doxycycline or ciprofloxacin while you are also taking AURYXIA

What are the most common side effects of AURYXIA?

The most common side effects of AURYXIA for use in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with CKD not on dialysis include:

  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • high levels of potassium in the blood

AURYXIA contains iron and may cause dark stools, which are 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

How should I store AURYXIA?

  • Store AURYXIA between 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C)
  • Keep AURYXIA tablets dry

For more information see full Prescribing Information or call 1-844-445-3799