calcium acetate, Phoslyra, PhosLo, Eliphos

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GENERIC NAME: Calcium acetate

BRAND NAME: Phoslo Gelcaps, Eliphos, Phoslyra

DISCONTINUED BRAND (S): PhosLo

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Calcium acetate is used for reducing blood phosphate levels in people with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis who have high phosphate levels.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects of calcium acetate include:

Other side effects of calcium acetate include:

Possible serious side effects of calcium acetate include:

Patients who have hypercalcemia should not receive calcium acetate.

Patients with end-stage kidney failure on dialysis may develop hypercalcemia if they take calcium with meals. No other calcium supplements should be used while taking calcium acetate.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/13/2016



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