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Sodium Phosphate Monobasic; Sodium Phosphate Dibasic injection

What is this medicine?

SODIUM PHOSPHATE SALT (SOE dee um FOS fate sawlt) is a phosphorus supplement used to prevent and to treat low phosphorus.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • muscle twitching

  • numbness or tingling in hands or feet

  • pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected

  • seizures

  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands

  • unusually weak or tired

  • weakness, heaviness of legs

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bone or joint pain

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • sevelamer

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain medicines for blood pressure like diazoxide, guanethidine, hydralazine, methyldopa

  • other sodium or phosphorus supplements

  • steroid medicines like cortisone, fludrocortisone

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • high levels of sodium or phosphorus in the blood

  • kidney disease

  • low salt or sodium diet

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to sodium, phosphorus, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may need blood work done while receiving this medicine.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
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