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Phoslo Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Phoslo (calcium acetate) Tablet is a calcium supplement used to control the level of phosphate in the blood for patients on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. It is available in generic form. Common side effects of Phoslo include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, and frequent urination.
The recommended dosage of Phoslo is 2 tablets with each meal. Cipro, Declomycin, Oracea, Levaquin, Dynacin, Floxin, tetracyclines, and antacids may interact with Phoslo. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Before taking Phoslo talk to your doctor about your dietary calcium intake. If you are pregnant only take Phoslo if clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about taking Phoslo if you are breastfeeding.
Our Phoslo (calcium acetate) Tablet Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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Phoslo in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
- nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
- dry mouth or increased thirst; or
- urinating more than usual.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Phoslo (Calcium Acetate Tablet) »
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A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Phoslo Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach/abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion, dry mouth, increased thirst/urination.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Phoslo (Calcium Acetate Tablet)»
What is Prescribing information?
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Phoslo FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
In clinical studies, patients have occasionally experienced nausea during PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) therapy. Hypercalcemia may occur during treatment with PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) . Mild hypercalcemia (Ca>10.5mg/dL) may be asymptomatic or manifest itself as constipation, anorexia, nausea and vomiting. More severe hypercalcemia (Ca>12mg/dl) is associated with confusion, delirium, stupor and coma. Mild hypercalcemia is easily controlled by reducing the PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) dose or temporarily discontinuing therapy. Severe hypercalcemia can be treated by acute hemodialysis and discontinuing PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) therapy. Decreasing dialysate calcium concentration could reduce the incidence and severity of PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) induced hypercalcemia. The long-term effect of PhosLo (calcium acetate tablet) on the progression of vascular or soft-tissue calcification has not been determined.
Isolated cases of pruritus have been reported which may represent allergic reactions.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Phoslo (Calcium Acetate Tablet) »
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