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Generic Calphron, Phoslo

CALCIUM ACETATE is a calcium salt. It works to bind phosphate in the digestive tract. This medicine is used to treat high levels of phosphate in patients with chronic renal failure. Compare phosphate binders.
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Eliphos Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. You will need to have important blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day.

Do not take this medicine within 2 hours of any other medication taken by mouth.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

confusion

constipation

depression

dry mouth

full or partial loss of consciousness

headache

incoherent speech

increased urination

loss of appetite

metallic taste

muscle weakness

nausea or vomiting

thirst

unusual tiredness

weight loss

Incidence not known

Swelling

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Diarrhea

Less common

Itching

Incidence not known

Dizziness

weakness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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

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