PhosLo Gelcap Side Effects
Generic name: calcium acetate
Note: This document contains side effect information about calcium acetate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name PhosLo Gelcap.
Some side effects of PhosLo Gelcap may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to calcium acetate: oral capsule, oral liquid, oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking calcium acetate (the active ingredient contained in PhosLo Gelcap) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
dry mouth or increased thirst; or
urinating more than usual.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to calcium acetate: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral tablet
Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus.
Gastrointestinal side effects associated with mild hypercalcemia (calcium levels greater than 10.5 mg/dl) have included constipation, anorexia, nausea and vomiting.
Nervous system side effects associated with severe hypercalcemia (calcium greater than 12 mg/dl) have included confusion, dizziness, weakness, delirium, stupor, and coma.
Metabolic side effects have included edema.
More PhosLo Gelcap resources
- PhosLo Gelcap Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- calcium acetate Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- calcium acetate MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Eliphos Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Phoslo Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Phoslyra Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Phoslyra solution MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
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