potassium acid phosphate - oral, K-Phos Original
GENERIC NAME: POTASSIUM ACID PHOSPHATE - ORAL (poh-TASS-ee-um ACID FOSS-fate)
BRAND NAME(S): K-Phos Original
USES: This medication helps control the amount of calcium in the body and urine. It works by making the urine more acidic.It is used to prevent calcium kidney stones. It is also used to decrease the amount of ammonia in urine, thereby reducing odor and skin irritation caused by high-ammonia urine. This medication is also given to help certain antibiotics for bladder infections (e.g., methenamine) work better.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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