PHOSPHORUS SALTS (FOS fer uhs sawlts) are used to increase the amount of phosphorus in the body. It is used to treat patients who are not receiving enough phosphorus from their diet or who need increased amounts.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high levels of phosphate or potassium in the blood
kidney disease or stones
an unusual or allergic reaction to phosphorus salts, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Dissolve this medicine in water or juice as directed. Shake or stir well before taking. The mixture may be stored in the refrigerator for better taste. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
antacids containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium
medicines called ACE inhibitors like captopril, enalapril, lisinopril
stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
testosterone and other similar steroids
vitamin D supplements
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your doctor may order blood work while you are taking this medicine.
Follow a healthy diet. Taking a vitamin supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet.
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
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
swelling of feet or lower legs
tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
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):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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.
PHOSPHORUS SALTS (FOS fer uhs sawlts) are used to increase the amount of phosphorus in the body. It is used to treat or prevent low phosphate levels in the body.
low levels of calcium in the blood
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
heavy feeling in legs
low blood pressure
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
PHOSPHORUS SALTS (FOS fer uhs sawlts) is used to treat high pH levels in the urine. It is used to prevent calcium kidney stones. This medicine can also work with some antibiotics for urinary tract infections.
high levels of calcium in the blood
high levels of phosphate in the blood
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Dissolve this medicine in 6 to 8 ounces of water as directed. Allow tablets to soak in water for 2 to 5 minutes or more. If part of the tablet does not dissolve, it may be crushed and then the solution stirred vigorously. Shake or stir well before taking. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
medicines for blood pressure like captopril, enalapril, lisinopril
potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or low-salt milk
You may pass a kidney stone after starting this medicine. Contact your doctor if you have new or unusual symptoms.
Avoid products with aluminum, calcium, magnesium as these may bind to this medicine.
bone or joint pain
heaviness in the legs
high blood pressure