ELIPHOS Rx

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ELIPHOS

Hyperphosphatemia
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Calcium acetate 667mg (elemental calcium 169mg); tabs.

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Indications for ELIPHOS:

Hyperphosphatemia in end stage renal failure.

Adult:

Initially 2 tabs with each meal; may adjust dose to keep serum phosphate <6mg/dL. Usual dose: 3–4 tabs per meal.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Hypercalcemia.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor serum calcium twice weekly during early dose adjustments, and serum phosphorus periodically. Ensure serum (Ca x P) to remain <66. Pregnancy (Cat.C).

Interactions:

Avoid digitalis, calcium supplements, antacids. May antagonize tetracyclines.

Pharmacological Class:

Phosphate regulator.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypercalcemia, nausea.

How Supplied:

Tabs—200