K-Phos Neutral

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each tablet contains 852 mg dibasic sodium phosphate anhydrous, 155 mg monobasic potassium phosphate, and 130 mg monobasic sodium phosphate monohydrate. Each tablet yields approximately 250 mg of phosphorus, 298 mg of sodium (13.0 mEq) and 45 mg of potassium (1.1 mEq).

What are the possible side effects of potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate (K-Phos M.F., K-Phos Neutral, K-Phos No. 2, Neutra-Phos, Uro-KP-Neutral)?

Stop taking potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may also to occur. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea are among the most common. These side effects usually lessen after a few days of therapy. Notify your doctor if you develop these...

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What are the precautions when taking potassium and sodium phosphate (K-Phos Neutral )?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: infection with kidney stones, high phosphate/potassium/sodium levels, severe kidney disease.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: adrenal gland problems (e.g., Addison's disease), breathing problems (pulmonary edema), bone problems (e.g., osteomalacia, rickets), heart disease (e.g., heart failure,...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

When this medication is first started, there is a chance an old kidney stone will be passed.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: bone/joint aches, muscle cramps, stomach pain, swollen hands/legs/feet.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: confusion, fast/irregular heartbeat, seizures, unusual weakness, tingling/numbness of the hands/feet, change in the amount of urine.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: infection with kidney stones, high phosphate/potassium/sodium levels, severe kidney disease.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: adrenal gland problems (e.g., Addison's disease), breathing problems (pulmonary edema), bone problems (e.g., osteomalacia, rickets), heart disease (e.g., heart failure, irregular heartbeat), high blood pressure, a certain hormone problem (hypoparathyroidism), kidney disease (including kidney stones), liver disease, certain muscle problem (myotonia congenita), pancreatitis, late pregnancy problems (preeclampsia), severe loss of body water (dehydration), severe burns/wounds, special diet (e.g., sodium- or potassium-restricted diet), swelling (edema).

This medication contains sodium. Consult your doctor for more information if you are on a salt-restricted diet or if increased salt intake could worsen your condition (e.g., congestive heart failure).

Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially swelling legs/feet (due to sodium and water retention).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


K-Phos Neutral Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: K-Phos M.F., K-Phos Neutral, K-Phos No. 2, Neutra-Phos, Uro-KP-Neutral

Generic Name: potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate (Pronunciation: poe TASS ee um FOSS fate and SEW dee um FOSS fate)

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What are potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate (K-Phos Neutral)?

Phosphorus is a naturally occurring substance that is important in every cell in the body. The majority of phosphorus in the body is found in the bones. The potassium and sodium salt forms of phosphorus are called phosphates.

Potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate is used to acidify the urine and lower the urinary calcium concentration. This may reduce rash and odor caused by ammonium in the urine. Potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate may also increase the antibiotic effect of methenamine (Hiprex, Urex). Potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate is also used as a phosphorus supplement to prevent and/or treat a phosphorus deficiency.

Potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate (K-Phos Neutral)?

Stop taking potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may also to occur. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea are among the most common. These side effects usually lessen after a few days of therapy. Notify your doctor if you develop these side effects.

If you have kidney stones, there is a possibility that you will pass old stones after starting treatment with potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate.

Less commonly, the following side effects have been reported:

  • headache;
  • dizziness or confusion;
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs;
  • diarrhea;
  • seizures;
  • unusual tiredness or weakness;
  • muscle cramps;
  • numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness of the hands or feet;
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs;
  • unusual weight gain;
  • increased thirst;
  • decreased urine; or
  • bone or joint pain.

Notify your doctor if you develop any of the side effects listed above.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate (K-Phos Neutral)?

Do not take antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium while taking potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate, except under the supervision of your doctor. Antacids may decrease phosphate absorption.

If you have kidney stones, there is a possibility that you will pass old stones after starting treatment with potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate.

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