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.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Bisphosphonate medications and phosphate salts can both lower calcium levels in the body. Taking large amounts of phosphate salts might cause calcium levels to become too low.
Some bisphosphonates include alendronate (Fosamax), etidronate (Didronel), risedronate (Actonel), tiludronate (Skelid), and others.
- For raising phosphate levels that are too low or lowering calcium levels that are too high: Healthcare providers measure the levels of phosphate and calcium in the blood and give just enough phosphate to correct the problem.
The adequate intakes (AI) for infants are: 100 mg for infants 0-6 months old and 275 mg for infants 7-12 months of age.
Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL), the highest intake level at which no unwanted side effects are expected, for phosphate (expressed as phosphorus) per day are: children 1-8 years, 3 grams per day; children and adults 9-70 years, 4 grams; adults older than 70 years, 3 grams; pregnant women 14-50 years, 3.5 grams; and breast-feeding women 14-50 years, 4 grams.
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