"Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney i"...
The patient, spouse, or guardian should be informed about compliance with dosage instructions, adherence to instructions about diet, calcium supplementation, and avoidance of the use of nonprescription drugs without prior approval from their physician. Patients should also be carefully informed about the symptoms of hypercalcemia (see ADVERSE REACTIONS section).
Patients' total combined elemental calcium intake (dietary and phosphate binder) should not exceed 2 g daily.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/12/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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