Av-Phos 250 Neutral; K-Phos Neutral; K-Phos No. 2; Phos-NaK; Phospha 250 Neutral; Virt-Phos 250 Neutral
- It is used to treat or prevent low phosphate levels.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Kidney disease, high phosphate levels, or infected phosphate stones.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- If your child is taking a salt substitute that has potassium, potassium-saving water pills, or extra potassium, talk with the doctor.
- If your child has kidney stones, your child may pass old stones when this drug is started. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of a high potassium level like a heartbeat that does not feel normal; change in thinking clearly and with logic; feeling weak, lightheaded, or dizzy; feel like passing out; numbness or tingling; or shortness of breath.
- A fast heartbeat.
- Very loose stools (diarrhea).
- Very bad headache.
- Muscle cramps.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, swelling in the arms or legs.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Bone or joint pain.
- Not able to pass urine.
- More thirst.
- Belly pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Have your child drink lots of noncaffeine liquids every day unless told to drink less liquid by your child’s doctor.
- Do not give your child antacids that have aluminum, magnesium, or calcium in them with this drug.
- Give this drug with food.
- Give this drug with a full glass of water.
- Add contents of packet to 2 1/2 ounces (75 mL) of water or juice. Mix well and have your child drink.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Protect from light.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.