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   K-PhosNo.2

K-PhosNo.2



USES: This medication makes the urine more acidic. It is used to prevent formation of calcium kidney stones and to reduce odor and skin irritation caused by high ammonia urine. It may also be used with certain antibiotics to make them more effective.

 
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Uses
This medication makes the urine more acidic. It is used to prevent formation of calcium kidney stones and to reduce odor and skin irritation caused by high ammonia urine. It may also be used with certain antibiotics to make them more effective.
Notes
  • Laboratory tests may be done periodically while taking this medication to monitor its effectiveness and prevent side effects.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


How To Use
  • The usual dosage is one tablet four times a day with a full glass of water.
  • The dosage may be increased to one tablet every two hours, however, no more than eight tablets should be taken in a 24 hour period.
  • Take this medication as prescribed.
  • Do not increase your dose or take this more often without your doctor's approval.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, loose stools or headache may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fluid retention, convulsions, unusual weakness, mental confusion, dizziness, muscle cramps, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, breathing trouble or tingling or numbness of the hands or feet while taking this medication.
  • When this medication is first started, there is a chance an old kidney stone may be passed.
  • Be aware of this effect.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, Addison's disease, high blood pressure or any allergies.
  • Be sure your doctor knows if you are on a sodium (salt) restricted diet or if you use a salt substitute.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including aspirin, water pills, potassium supplements, salt substitutes, antacids, steroids or medication for high blood pressure.
  • Avoid antacids while taking this medication since they may prevent its absorption.
  • If necessary, space dosing of the medication and the antacid as far apart as possible.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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