Potassium-Sodium Phosphate

What condition does Potassium-Sodium Phosphate treat?

Potassium-Sodium Phosphate is a prescription medicine used for individuals who can’t get sufficient phosphorus from their diets. Phosphorus is a mineral made naturally in the body that is necessary for the body to function normally. It is required for building and keeping strong bones. This medication also helps control the amount of calcium in the body and urine.

This prescription is available as tablets for oral use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.

How does Potassium-Sodium Phosphate work?

Potassium-Sodium Phosphate has several significant purposes in the biochemistry of the body. The majority of the body’s phosphorus is set in the bones, where it plays a key role in osteoclastic and osteoblastic activities. Enzymatically, catalyzed phosphate-transfer responses are frequent and vital in the metabolism of lipid, carbohydrate, and protein. It is also frequent and vital in a proper concentration of the anion is of primary importance in assuring an orderly biochemical sequence.  

Furthermore, phosphorus has a significant role in adjusting steady-state tissue concentrations of calcium. Phosphate ions are essential barriers to the intracellular fluid. It also plays a main role in the renal elimination of the hydrogen ion.

What is the recommended dosage for Potassium-Sodium Phosphate?

  • This prescription is to be taken regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • This is taken usually 4 times daily by mouth with meals and at bedtime.
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water. After taking it, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes.
  • Remember to take it at the same time every day.
  • The dosage for this medication is based on your condition and response to it.
  • If you are unsure about how to take this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the side effects of Potassium-Sodium Phosphate?

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Increased thirst
  • Decreased urine
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Muscle cramps

What are the precautions in taking Potassium-Sodium Phosphate?

  • It is very important to take this medication exactly as it is prescribed.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any allergies before taking this drug.
  • Do not share this with others even if they have the same condition as yours.
  • You should not use this to treat any other condition without the prescription of a doctor.
  • Inform your doctor about the medical history that you have.
  • If your doctor has recommended that you follow a special diet, it is very important to follow the diet to get the most benefit from this medicine and prevent serious side effects. Do not take other vitamins or supplements unless ordered by your doctor.
  • This drug has sodium. Consult your health care provider for more details if increased salt intake could worsen your condition or if you are on a salt-restricted diet.
  • Drug interactions might change how your medications work or increase your risk of side effects. For this reason, it is important to inform your doctor of the medications you are taking including food supplements, herbal products, and vitamins.