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Eliphos is a medicine used to reduce blood phosphorous levels in people with end stage kidney disease.
How does this medication work?
Eliphos works by binding to the phosphate in the foods you eat, thereby reducing absorption and decreasing the phosphorus levels in your body.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Eliphos may reduce phosphorus levels in your blood.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you take Eliphos exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
Your healthcare provider may order tests regularly to check how well this medication is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Common side effects may include: high blood calcium levels, nausea, vomiting.
Do not take Eliphos if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Do not take Eliphos if you have high blood calcium levels.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Eliphos. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: The recommended starting dose is 2 tablets with each meal. Your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as needed, until the desired effect is achieved.
Take Eliphos exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Eliphos without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Take Eliphos with meals.
It is important to follow any dietary instructions your healthcare provider gives you.
If you are taking certain medicines, your healthcare provider may tell you to take them 1 hour before or 3 hours after Eliphos. Always tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are taking.
Do not take any calcium supplements or calcium-containing antacids while you are taking Eliphos.
If Eliphos is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Eliphos with the following: certain antibiotics (such as tetracycline or ciprofloxacin) or digoxin.
The effects of Eliphos during pregnancy are unknown. Eliphos can be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Eliphos, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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