What is PHOSTAT Tablet used for?
PHOSTAT Tablet is used to treat hyperphosphatemia (high blood phosphate levels) in patients with kidney disease. By lowering blood phosphate levels, PHOSTAT Tablet can help keep your bones strong. It works by binding with phosphate from the diet, which aids in its removal from the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to take PHOSTAT Tablet?
The dosage of PHOSTAT Tablet prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take PHOSTAT Tablet by mouth with meals.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take PHOSTAT Tablet medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of PHOSTAT Tablet, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the drugs that interact with PHOSTAT Tablet?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with PHOSTAT Tablet.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of PHOSTAT Tablet, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
PHOSTAT Tablet can interact with blood pressure medication, water pills, and tetracycline antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of PHOSTAT Tablet?
Like other medicines, PHOSTAT Tablet can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of PHOSTAT Tablet are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of PHOSTAT Tablet cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of PHOSTAT Tablet develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
PHOSTAT Tablet can cause side effects such as :
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Frequent urination
- Dry mouth
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking PHOSTAT Tablet.
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