"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved soluble ferric pyrophosphate (Triferic, Rockwell Medical) to replace iron and maintain hemoglobin in adults with chronic kidney disease who are undergoing dialysis.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended initial dose of PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) for the adult dialysis patient is 2 tablets with each meal. The dosage may be increased gradually to bring the serum phosphate value below 6 mg/dl, as long as hypercalcemia does not develop. Most patients require 3-4 tablets with each meal.
In tablet form for oral administration. Each white round tablet contains 667 mg calcium acetate (anhydrous Ca(CH3COO)2; MW=158.17 grams) equal to 169 mg (8.45 mEq) calcium, and 10 mg of the inert binder, polyethylene glycol 8000.
Tablets NDC 59730-6401-1 Bottles of 200
Store at Controlled Room Temperature, 15°-30°C.
Manufactured for Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Boca Raton, FL 33487. P 8/03
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/27/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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