calcium acetate, Phoslyra, PhosLo, Eliphos

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is calcium acetate-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Calcium acetate may be used safely in pregnant women if calcium levels are monitored and kept within normal limits.

It is not known how much additional calcium is excreted in human milk from using calcium acetate. Calcium is a normal nutritional component of human milk.

What else should I know about calcium acetate-oral?

What preparations of calcium acetate-oral are available?

Tablet or capsule: 667 mg; Oral solution: 667 mg/5 ml.

How should I keep calcium acetate-oral stored?

Calcium acetate should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

Reference: FDA Prescibing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/13/2016
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