Which medications in the drug class Phosphate Binders are used in the treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Phosphate Binders

Administer phosphate binders to maintain phosphate levels in renal failure.

Calcium Acetate ( PhosLo, Eliphos)

Calcium acetate reduces the phosphorus load.

Lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)

Lanthanum is a noncalcium, nonaluminum phosphate binder indicated for reduction of high phosphorus levels in patients with ESRD. It directly binds dietary phosphorus in the upper GI tract, thereby inhibiting phosphorus absorption.

Sevelamer hydrochloride (Renagel, Renvela)

This polymeric phosphate binder for oral administration does not contain aluminum. Thus, aluminum intoxication is not a concern.


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