Phosphorus SaltsPhosphorus Salts

Phosphorus, Potassium Oral solution

What is this medicine?

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.

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 or potassium in the blood

  • kidney disease or 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

How should I use this medicine?

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.

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.

What may interact with this medicine?

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

  • sevelamer

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium

  • calcium supplements

  • chlorpropamide

  • cyclosporine

  • diuretics

  • eplerenone

  • iron supplements

  • medicines called ACE inhibitors like captopril, enalapril, lisinopril

  • methadone

  • potassium supplements

  • 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.

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.

Follow a healthy diet. Taking a vitamin supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet.

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

  • increased thirst

  • muscle cramps

  • seizures

  • 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

  • weight gain

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

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.

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.


Potassium Phosphate, Dibasic, Potassium Phosphate, Monobasic Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

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.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

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

  • heart disease

  • high levels of phosphate or potassium in the blood

  • kidney disease or stones

  • low levels of calcium in the blood

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

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

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.

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.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

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

  • sevelamer

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • cyclosporine

  • diuretics

  • eplerenone

  • medicines called ACE inhibitors like captopril, enalapril, lisinopril

  • potassium supplements

  • 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.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

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

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

  • heavy feeling in legs

  • increased thirst

  • low blood pressure

  • muscle cramps

  • seizures

  • 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

  • weight gain

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.

Where should I keep my medicine?

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


Potassium Phosphate, Monobasic Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

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.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

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

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

  • high levels of calcium in the blood

  • high levels of phosphate in the blood

  • kidney disease

  • phosphate stones

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

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

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.

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.

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.

What may interact with this medicine?

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

  • sevelamer

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium

  • aspirin and aspirin-like medicines

  • cyclosporine

  • diuretics

  • eplerenone

  • medicines for blood pressure like captopril, enalapril, lisinopril

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

  • 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.

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.

Avoid products with aluminum, calcium, magnesium as these may bind to this medicine.

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

  • bone or joint pain

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • heaviness in the legs

  • high blood pressure

  • 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

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach pain

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.

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.


 
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