calcium acetate - oral, Phoslyra, PhosLo (cont.)

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with each meal or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and lab results.If you are using the liquid form, use a medication-measuring device or spoon to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it with each meal every day or on the schedule given to you by your doctor.Take this medication exactly as directed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than prescribed. Doing so may increase your risk of side effects.

SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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