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Calcium acetate (PhosLo) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Calcium acetate (PhosLo) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for PhosLo?

calcium acetate

What is the Trade Name for calcium acetate?

PhosLo

What are the Indications of Calcium acetate (PhosLo) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment of hypocalcemia, prevention of post menopausal osteoporosis, treatment of hyperkalemia
and hypermagnesaemia, adjunct in cardiac arrest, control of hyperphosphatemia with ESRD. Binds to
phosphate in food and prevents absorption.

What are the Actions of Calcium acetate (PhosLo) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

calcium is essential for nervous muscular and skeletal systems, helps maintain cell membranes, aids in
transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contraction, aids in blood formation and coagulation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Calcium acetate (PhosLo) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

mineral and electrolyte replacements/supplements

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Calcium acetate (PhosLo) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antacids

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Date Published - Sep 22, 2017
Date Modified - Aug 6, 2017

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