In this Article
- What other names is Phosphate Salts known by?
- What is Phosphate Salts?
- How does Phosphate Salts work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Phosphate Salts.
Phosphate salts from dietary sources are likely safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women when used at the recommended allowances of 1250 mg daily for mothers between 14-18 years of age and 700 mg daily for those over 18 years of age. Other amounts should only be used with the advice and ongoing care of a healthcare professional.
Do not confuse phosphate salts with substances such as organophosphates, or with tribasic sodium phosphates and tribasic potassium phosphates which are very poisonous.
Do not take phosphate salts unless prescribed by a healthcare professional if:
- You have kidney disease.
- You have heart disease.
- You have high or low calcium blood levels.
- You have high phosphate blood levels.
- You have a condition which causes the body to retain fluid (edema), including heart failure, liver problems (cirrhosis), and other conditions.
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