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Which phosphorous binder works best for kidney disease?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Best binder: All phosphate binders (PB) lower phosphorous (P) when taken after meals. A lot of nephrologists seem to prefer using PB's that have no calcium (C) in them and that is because all dialysis patients are C overloaded. The main reason to use one PB over another is the pill burden. PB's that have fewer pills per dose may have an edge because patients will take them more regularly, which is important

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