Medications


Calcium Phospate, saturated powder for solution

What is this medicine?

Calcium phosphate (KAL see um FOS fate) is dissolved in water to form an oral rinse. It is a saliva substitute used to help with the symptoms of dry mouth or painful mouth sores.

How should I use this medicine?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Mix with water before using. Swish the solution in your mouth for 1 minute. Spit the solution out and do not swallow it. Repeat the rinse again. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after using the rinse.

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

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

  • changes in taste

  • nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. Most will use the rinse 2 to 4 times per day at first. You may use the rinse up to 10 times in one day as needed for mouth comfort.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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

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

  • diet low in salt

  • unusual or allergic reaction to saturated calcium phosphate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.


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© 2017 Elsevier
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