Medications


Potassium phosphate; Sodium Phosphate oral tablet

What is this medicine?

Potassium phosphate; sodium phosphate (poe Tass i um FOS fate; SOE dee um FOS fate) is used to increase phosphorus in the body. It is used for people who are not getting enough phosphorus from their diet or who need increased amounts.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 5 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • muscle cramps

  • tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet

  • unusually weak or tired

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

  • diarrhea

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach pain

What may interact with this medicine?

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

  • sevelamerThis medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium

  • calcium supplements

  • cyclosporine

  • diuretics

  • eplerenone

  • iron supplements

  • magnesium supplements

  • medicines for blood pressure like captopril, enalapril, lisinopril

  • potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or low-salt milk

  • vitamin D supplements

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. 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:

  • Addison's disease

  • dehydration

  • heart disease

  • high levels of phosphate in the blood

  • kidney disease

  • phosphate kidney stones

  • sodium-restricted diet

  • 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?

Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your doctor may order blood work while you are taking this medicine.

You may pass a kidney stone after starting this medicine. Contact your doctor if you have new or unusual symptoms.

You may have diarrhea after starting this medicine. Contact your doctor if it continues or gets 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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