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Potassium Phosphate/Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic/Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic Oral Tablet (POTASSIUM/SODIUM PHOSPHATE - ORAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • prevent kidney stones
  • low phosphate levels

Brand Name(s): K-Phos Neutral, Phospha 250 Neutral

Generic Name: Potassium Phosphate Monobasic/Sodium Phosphate Dibasic and Monobasic

Instructions

Take the medicine with a meal.

Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Do not take any medicine containing calcium, magnesium, aluminum, bismuth, zinc or iron (such as antacids, vitamins, quinapril, didanosine, sucralfate) for 2 hours before or 2 hours after this medicine.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

This medicine contains sodium. If you are on a low sodium diet, consider this as part of your total sodium diet.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • nausea and vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bone pain
  • confusion
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • pain in the joints
  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)
  • muscle cramps
  • seizures
  • weakness

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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