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Calphron 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 Calphron.

For the Consumer

Applies to calcium acetate: oral capsule, oral solution, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, calcium acetate (the active ingredient contained in Calphron) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking calcium acetate:

More common

Incidence not known

  • Swelling

Some side effects of calcium acetate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Less common

  • Itching

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to calcium acetate: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral tablet

General

The most common adverse events were hypercalcemia, nausea, and diarrhea.[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Hypercalcemia (16.3%)[Ref]

Hypercalcemia was usually asymptomatic or manifested as constipation, anorexia, nausea, and vomiting, and in 0.1% of patients caused confusion, delirium, stupor, or coma.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Nausea (14%), diarrhea (13.2%)
Common (1% to 10%): Vomiting
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Constipation[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Soft tissue calcification
Postmarketing reports: Edema, weakness[Ref]

Nervous system

Postmarketing reports: Dizziness[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Phoslyra (calcium acetate)." Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lexington, MA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. PhosLo (calcium acetate)" Braintree, Braintree, MA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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