Generic Name: potassium and sodium phosphates (poe-TAS-ee-um and SOE-dee-um FOS-fates)
Brand Name: Examples include K-Phos Neutral and Phospha 250 Neutral
K-Phos Neutral is used for:
Increasing phosphate levels in the urine. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
K-Phos Neutral is a phosphorus supplement. It works by providing phosphate to the body.
Do NOT use K-Phos Neutral if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in K-Phos Neutral
- you have severe kidney problems, infected kidney stones, or impacted feces
- you have decreased urination or are unable to urinate
- you have high levels of phosphate or potassium in the blood
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using K-Phos Neutral:
Some medical conditions may interact with K-Phos Neutral. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have high blood sodium levels, low blood calcium levels, or you are on a sodium-restricted or potassium-restricted diet
- if you have a history of heart problems (eg, heart failure), kidney problems, kidney or other urinary stones, certain muscle problems (eg, myotonia congenita, rhabdomyolysis), stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), liver problems, adrenal gland problems (eg, Addison disease), inflammation of the pancreas, or parathyroid problems
- if you have preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
- if you are dehydrated or have rickets, softened or weakened bones, or a urinary tract infection
- if you have a condition in which your skin is breaking down (eg, severe burns)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with K-Phos Neutral. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Aldosterone blockers (eg, eplerenone), aliskiren, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, enalapril), potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, triamterene), or potassium supplements because high potassium levels, possibly with irregular heartbeat or a heart attack, may occur
- Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone, corticotropin) or medicine for high blood pressure (eg, diazoxide, guanethidine, hydralazine, methyldopa) because the risk of high blood sodium levels may be increased
- Digoxin because the risk of its side effects may be increased by K-Phos Neutral
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if K-Phos Neutral may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use K-Phos Neutral:
Use K-Phos Neutral as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take K-Phos Neutral by mouth with meals and at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Take K-Phos Neutral with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
- Do not take antacids containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium with K-Phos Neutral without checking with your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you miss a dose of K-Phos Neutral, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use K-Phos Neutral.
Important safety information:
- K-Phos Neutral may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use K-Phos Neutral with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- While taking K-Phos Neutral, the possibility of passing old kidney stones is increased.
- Check with your doctor before you use a salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it.
- Lab tests, including kidney function and electrolyte levels (eg, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium), may be performed while you use K-Phos Neutral. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- K-Phos Neutral should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 4 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if K-Phos Neutral can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using K-Phos Neutral while you are pregnant. It is not known if K-Phos Neutral is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use K-Phos Neutral, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of K-Phos Neutral:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Diarrhea; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bone or joint pain; confusion; decreased urination; dizziness; increased thirst; irregular heartbeat; muscle cramps; numbness or tingling around the lips; numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet; seizures; severe or persistent diarrhea; shortness of breath; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual tiredness; unusual weakness or heaviness of the legs; unusual weight gain.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of K-Phos Neutral:
Store K-Phos Neutral at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep K-Phos Neutral out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about K-Phos Neutral, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- K-Phos Neutral is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take K-Phos Neutral or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about K-Phos Neutral. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to K-Phos Neutral. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using K-Phos Neutral.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.