Calcium acetate Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Calcium acetate is also known as: Calphron, Eliphos, PhosLo, PhosLo Gelcap, Phoslyra

Calcium acetate Pregnancy Warnings

Calcium acetate has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been conducted. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Maintenance of normal serum calcium levels is important for maternal and fetal well being. Hypercalcemia during pregnancy may increase the risk for maternal and neonatal complications such as stillbirth, preterm delivery, and neonatal hypocalcemia and hypoparathyroidism. Calcium acetate treatment, as recommended, is not expected to harm a fetus if maternal calcium levels are properly monitored during and following treatment. Calcium acetate should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Calcium acetate Breastfeeding Warnings

Calcium acetate is excreted into human milk. Nursing by a mother receiving calcium acetate is not expected to harm an infant, provided the serum calcium levels of the mother are appropriately monitored.

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