potassium/sodium phosphate - oral, K-Phos
GENERIC NAME: POTASSIUM/SODIUM PHOSPHATE - ORAL (poh-TASS-ee-um/SO-dee-um FOSS-fate)
BRAND NAME(S): K-Phos
USES: This drug may be used in people who cannot get enough phosphorus from their diets. Phosphorus is a natural body mineral that is very important for building and maintaining bone. It helps control the amount of calcium in the body and urine.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 4 times a day with meals and at bedtime or as directed by your doctor. Take this medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters). Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication.Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Your dosage depends on your condition and response to therapy.Take this medication 2-3 hours before or after taking any products containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium. Some examples include quinapril, didanosine, vitamins/minerals, and antacids. Dairy products (e.g., milk, yogurt), calcium-enriched juice, sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, iron, and zinc are also included. These products bind with phosphate, preventing its full absorption.Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often without your doctor's approval.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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