Brand Name: Eliphos, PhosLo, Phoslyra, Calphron
Generic Name: Calcium Acetate
Drug Class:PO4 Scavengers; Urea Cycle Disorder Treatment Agents; Calcium Salts
What Is Calcium Acetate and How Does It Work?
Calcium acetate is a calcium supplement used to control the level of phosphate in the blood for patients on dialysis due to severe kidney disease.
Calcium acetate is available under the following different brand names: Eliphos, PhosLo, Phoslyra, and Calphron.
Dosages of Calcium Acetate:
Dosage Forms and Strengths
- 667mg (169mg elemental Ca)
- 667mg/5mL (169mg/5mL elemental Ca)
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
- Adult and geriatric, initial: 2 capsules (1334 mg) orally with each meal
- Increase dose to bring serum phosphate value less than 6 mg/dL as long as hypercalcemia does not develop
- Usual Dose: 3-4 capsules (2001-2868 mg) orally with each meal
- Do not give additional calcium supplements
- Pediatric: Safety and efficacy not established
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