Calcium acetate is used to prevent high blood phosphate levels in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and possibly decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels. Calcium acetate is a natural mineral that works by holding onto phosphate from the diet so that it can pass out of your body.
Calcium acetate is used to control phosphate levels to keep them from getting too high in people with kidney failure.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Does not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: calcium channel blockers (e.g., verapamil), calcium supplements, antacids that contain calcium, iron supplements.
This product can decrease the absorption of other drugs such as bisphosphonates (for example, alendronate), phenytoin, quinolone antibiotics (for example, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), strontium, thyroid medications (for example, levothyroxine), and tetracycline antibiotics (for example, doxycycline, minocycline). Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of this product. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.
Calcium Acetate Tablets, USP are indicated for the control of hyperphosphatemia in end stage renal failure and does not promote aluminum absorption.
Sodium Bicarbonate is indicated in the treatment of metabolic acidosis; promotion of gastric, systemic, and urinary alkalization; replacement therapy in severe diarrhea; used to reduce incidence of chemical phlebitis.
|Calcium Acetate U.S.P.||667mg|
|Colour||Titanium Dioxide I.P|
As directed by physician
Keep in a dry place at a temperature, not exceeding 30 Degree Celsius. Protect from light.