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Potassium Phosphate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Potassium Phosphate Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names

Neutra-Phos®-K [OTC] [DSC]

Pharmacologic Category

Electrolyte Supplement, Oral; Electrolyte Supplement, Parenteral

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to potassium phosphate or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Low calcium levels, severe kidney disease, low magnesium levels, high phosphate levels, or high potassium levels.

How does it work?

• Phosphate maintains good organ function.

• Potassium maintains good organ function.

How is it best taken?

• Take this medicine with food.

• A liquid (solution) is available if you cannot swallow pills. Add contents of packet to 1/2 cup of water.

• Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine is given.

• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.

• The injection is given into a vein over several hours.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Check blood work (potassium). Talk with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 17:11:25.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:17:52.0

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