Medications


Potassium Phosphate solution for injection

What is this medicine?

POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE (poe Tass i um FOS fate) is a phosphorus supplement used to prevent and to treat low phosphorus levels in the body.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • muscle twitching

  • numbness or tingling in hands or feet

  • seizures

  • unusually weak or tired

  • weakness, heaviness of legs

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bone or joint pain

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • certain diuretics such as spironolactone, triamterene

  • eplerenone

  • sevelamer

  • sodium polystyrene sulfonate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain medicines for blood pressure or heart disease like lisinopril, losartan, quinapril, valsartan

  • medicines that lower your chance of fighting infection such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus

  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen

  • other potassium or phosphorus supplements

  • salt substitutes

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Addison's disease

  • diabetes

  • heart disease

  • high levels of potassium or phosphorus in the blood

  • kidney disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to phosphorus salts, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2018 Elsevier
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