This medication is typically used for an excess of phosphate in the blood. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect after a few days.
This medication is typically used 3 times a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
This medication should be swallowed whole. It should not be split, crushed or chewed. If you forget a dose, simply skip it and then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time.
This medication is more effective if taken with food. Always take it with a meal or a snack.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult: