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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.

 
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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.
Notes
  • Your doctor may direct you to follow a special diet to help lower your blood phosphate levels.
  • Follow the diet closely.Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood phosphate and calcium levels) should be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, confusion, loss of consciousness.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth with each meal or as directed by your doctor.
  • Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and lab results.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • Remember to take it with each meal every day or on the schedule given to you by your doctor.Take this medication exactly as directed.
  • Do not increase your dose or take this more often than prescribed.
  • Doing so may increase your risk of side effects.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset may occur.
  • If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach/abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, increased thirst/urination.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking calcium acetate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have a certain medical condition.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a high blood calcium level (hypercalcemia).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose unless you have just eaten.
  • If you have not recently eaten or if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: calcium channel blockers (e.g., verapamil), calcium supplements, antacids that contain calcium, estramustine, iron supplements, phenytoin, quinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), strontium, tetracyclines, certain "water pills" (e.g., thiazide diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide).

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