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Salt Composition : Sodium Acid Phosphate
Manufacturer : STEADFAST MEDISHIELD PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Sachet Of 3.2gm
Introduction to Addphos Granules
AddPhos granules sachet contains 3.2g of sodium acid phosphate as the active constituent. AddPhos granules treat high levels of calcium in the body, which has developed due to the overactive parathyroid gland. The parathyroid gland is behind the thyroid gland and secretes a parathyroid hormone that plays a crucial role in maintaining calcium and phosphate levels.
It is advised to consult your physician regarding the dose and frequency since the dosage is calculated per body weight. Avoid taking antacids while consuming AddPhos granules as salts such as aluminum hydroxide and calcium or magnesium contents tend to reduce the efficacy of AddPhos granules. Addphos granules to be mixed with a glass of water and consumed with food.
It is recommended to avoid concomitant intake of vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent the risk of hyperphosphatemia, a condition of high phosphate levels in the blood. Before taking AddPhos granules, it is essential to monitor the electrolytes, mainly phosphates, calcium, and sodium. This medicine is to be used with caution for those with electrolyte imbalance and heart and kidney disease.
Uses of Addphos Granules
- Hyperparathyroidism – hyperactive parathyroid gland
- Hypercalcemia – elevated calcium levels in the blood.
- Cancer induced hypercalcemia
- Renal stones (calcium-based)
- Vitamin D resistant rickets
- Hypophosphatemia- low phosphate levels in the blood.
Therapeutic Effects of Addphos Granules
AddPhos granules contain phosphate and sodium ions, in case of hypercalcemia, the phosphate ions get bind to the calcium present in the gut and decrease the absorption of calcium in the blood. The sodium ions help prevent dehydration by correcting the sodium levels to maintain an electrolyte balance. Since the levels of phosphates and calcium are inversely related, AddPhos granules work to reduce the calcium levels by increasing the phosphate count in the blood.
Interaction of Addphos Granules with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any medications you take or have taken before the treatment.
More Information about Addphos Granules
- Keep AddPhos granules Tablet out of sight and reach of children.
- Store AddPhos granules in a dry place where the temperature is not beyond 25°c.
How to consume Addphos Granules
AddPhos granules are indicated for oral use only. Open the sachet and empty the contents into a glass containing 2/3rd to a full glass of normal water. Do not use warm water. Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It is suggested to consume it with food and not on an empty stomach.
Safety Advices for Addphos Granules
AddPhos granules to be used with caution if you are pregnant or planning for a pregnancy. Since only limited information is available on the studies.
AddPhos granules are to be used with caution because there is only limited information regarding the safety of excretion of the drug through breast milk.
AddPhos granules should be initiated with caution in patients with lung malfunction since only limited information has been established. Do consult your physician before taking this medicine.
AddPhos granules should be initiated with caution in patients with liver malfunction since only limited information has been established. Do consult your physician before taking this medicine.
There are no established side effects of addPhos granules when taken with alcohol; however, it is advisable to consult your doctor before incorporating the supplement.
There are no established side effects associated with addPhos granules that affect driving ability or the operation of heavy machinery. Consult with your doctor for further advice.
Side Effects of Addphos Granules
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
Word of Advice
For optimal results with AddPhos granules, adhere closely to your prescribed dosage, taking it with a glass of water and preferably with meals. Stay well-hydrated unless advised otherwise. Regularly monitor electrolyte levels and attend follow-up appointments. Inform your healthcare provider about any allergies or ongoing medications. Exercise caution when operating machinery, especially if experiencing dizziness. Maintain an updated medication list. In case of severe side effects, seek immediate medical attention. Consider a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, but consult your doctor regarding supplements. Open communication with your healthcare team is essential for a safe and effective treatment journey.
Q 1. Can I take AddPhos granules with other calcium or vitamin D supplements?
It is advisable to consult your physician before taking additional calcium or vitamin D supplements alongside AddPhos granules. Excessive intake may lead to elevated phosphate levels, and your healthcare provider can guide you on the appropriate balance based on your individual health needs.
Q 2. Can I take AddPhos granules on an empty stomach, or is it recommended to take them with food?
It is generally recommended to take AddPhos granules with food. Consuming the granules with a meal can help minimize potential gastrointestinal discomfort. Follow your physician's guidance on the timing and conditions for the most effective and comfortable administration.
Q 3. Can I consume alcoholic beverages while on AddPhos granules?
It is advisable to limit or avoid alcohol consumption while using AddPhos granules, as alcohol can potentially interact with the medication and impact its effectiveness. To ensure the best outcome from your treatment, discuss any alcohol consumption with your healthcare provider.
Fact Box of Addphos Granules
Molecule Name: Addphos granules
Therapeutic class: Calcium Supplements
Pharmacological class: Calcium Supplements
1. Hyperparathyroidism – hyperactive parathyroid gland
2. Hypercalcemia – elevated calcium levels in the blood.
3. Cancer induced hypercalcemia
4. Renal stones (calcium-based)
5. Vitamin D-resistant rickets
6. Hypophosphatemia- low phosphate levels in the blood.
1. Steadfast Medfield, Product information leaflet, [Revised on 2018];[Accessed on 21st May 2022]; https://www.steadfast.co.in/addphos/
2.Elara pharma service; Patient information leaflet; EMC; [Revised on January 2022]; [Accessed on 21st May 2022]; https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.958.pdf
3. Hypercalcemia; MSD Manuals; [Revised on September 2021]; [Accessed on 21st May 2022];
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