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What medication can I take for a high phosphorus level if I have CKD?

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and high phosphorous levels, your doctor may order a medicine called a phosphate binder for you to take with meals and snacks. 

This medicine will help control the amount of phosphorus your body absorbs from the foods you eat. There are many different kinds of phosphate binders. Pills, chewable tablets, and powders are available. Some types also contain calcium, while others do not. You should only take the phosphate binder that is ordered by your doctor or dietitian.

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