Calcium acetate


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Control of hyperphosphataemia in ESRD.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Initial: 4-8 g (1-2 g Ca) daily in divided doses, adjusted according to serum phosphate concentrations. Max: 12 g (3 g Ca) daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hypercalcaemia, renal calculi.
Special Precautions
Patient with hypercalcaemia-associated diseases (e.g. sarcoidosis, and other malignancies); risk factors for cardiac arrhythmias, hypoparathyroid disease. Renal impairment. Pregnancy. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum Ca (twice weekly during initial dose adjustments); serum phosphorus; serum Ca-phosphorus product; intact parathyroid hormone.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Hypercalcaemia, constipation, bloating and gas. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias with digitalis, verapamil, gallopamil in the presence of hypercalcaemia. May decrease the bioavailability of fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin), and tetracyclines (e.g. doxycycline).
ATC Classification
V03AE07 - calcium acetate ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in the treatment of hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia.
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