Active substance(s): DISODIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE / POTASSIUM DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE / POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT
1. WHAT ADDIPHOS IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Addiphos provides salts into your blood stream when you cannot eat normally. Salts are chemicals
required in small amounts for the body to work normally.
Addiphos is usually used as part of a balanced intravenous diet, together with proteins, fats,
carbohydrates, other salts and vitamins.
for Solution for Infusion
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Do not use Addiphos:
• if you are allergic to the active substance(s) or any other of the ingredients of this medicine
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Addiphos is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Addiphos
3. How to use Addiphos
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Addiphos
6. Contents of the pack and other information
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE ADDIPHOS
(listed in section 6). If you develop a rash or other allergic reactions (like itching,
swollen lips or face or shortness of breath), please inform your doctor, pharmacist
have high potassium levels (hyperkalaemia)
have severely impaired kidneys
have problems with adrenal glands
are dehydrated (not enough water in your body)
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Addiphos if you suffer from:
- impaired liver and/or kidney function
- heart problems
Your doctor may want to do regular blood tests to check your condition.
Addiphos must be diluted before use. It will be added to another solution before it is given to
you. Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse will make sure it is prepared correctly before you receive
3. HOW TO USE ADDIPHOS
You will receive your medicine by infusion (IV drip).
Your doctor or pharmacist will decide on the correct dose for you to receive.
Addiphos should not be used if it has got particles in it. The doctor, pharmacist or nurse will
check that the solution is particle free before it is administered to you.
The recommended dose of Addiphos for adults is 5 millilitres up to 20 millilitres each day.
Other medicines and Addiphos
Tell your doctor or pharmacist is you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking heart drugs such as digoxin or digitoxin.
Children and Adolescents
Addiphos may be used in children and adolescents, and your doctor or pharmacist will reduce the
dose for your child, according to their age and weight.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask you doctor or pharmacist for advise before using this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Addiphos has no effect on the ability to drive and use machines.
If you use more Addiphos than you should
It is very unlikely that you will receive more Addiphos than you should as your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse will monitor you during the treatment. An overdose of Addiphos may lead to
hyperkalaemia (high potassium levels), symptoms may include:
• Muscle weakness
• Tingling sensations
If you think that you have received too much Addiphos, inform your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or
MASTER ARTWORK/LABEL SPECIFICATION
Halden article number:
Label spec. number:
480 x 84 mm folded to 120 x 48 mm
Prepared by: Sven-Erik Arneberg
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
5. HOW TO STORE ADDIPHOS
Although no known undesirable effects have been reported with the use of Addiphos, like all
medicines, this medicine may cause side effects..
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Your doctor, pharmacist and nurse are responsible for the correct storage, use and disposal of
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton and vial label. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 °C.
Keep vial in outer carton.
Do not use this medicine if it is cloudy or contains particles.
Any unused solution should be discarded. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater. Ask
your pharmacist how to throw away medicines that you no longer used. These measure will help
protect the environment.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly;
For UK - Via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
For Ireland – Via;
IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971
Fax: +353 1 6762517
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Addiphos infusions contains
1 millilitre of Addiphos contains the following active ingredients:
Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate
Disodium Phosphate Dihydrate
One vial (20 ml Addiphos) provides the following:
Addiphos also contains water for injections.
What Addiphos looks like and contents of the pack
Addiphos is a clear, almost colourless solution of salts. It is available in plastic ampoules that
contain 20 ml of the concentrate for solution for infusion.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Fresenius Kabi Limited
Fresenius Kabi Norge AS
This leaflet was last revised in May 2016
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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