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Brand & Generic Names

K-Phos Original Neutra-Phos K

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? Yes
  • Available as generic? No
  • Drug class: Electrolyte replenisher


  • Provides supplement of phosphorous for people with diseases which decrease phosphorous absorption from food.
  • Treatment of hypercalcemia due to cancer.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Tablets--Dissolve tablets in 3/4 to 1 glass of water. Let tablets soak 2 to 5 minutes, then stir to completely dissolve.
Oral solution--Follow directions on label.

When to take:
After meals or with food to prevent or lessen stomach irritation or loose stools.

If you forget a dose:
Take within 1 hour then return to original schedule. If later than 1 hour, skip dose. Don't double dose.

What drug does:
Provides supplemental phosphates.
Makes uric acid.

Time lapse before drug works:
30-60 minutes.

Don't take with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


Irregular heartbeat, blood pressure drop with weakness, coma, cardiac arrest.


  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    Irregular heartbeat, Discontinue. Seek shortness of breath, emergency treatment. seizures.


    Muscle cramps.


    Bone and joint pain, numbness or tingling in hands or feet, unusual tiredness, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, confusion, headache, dizziness.


    Foot and leg swelling.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You have had allergic reaction to potassium, sodium or phosphates; severe kidney disease; severe burns.

Before you start, consult your doctor:
If you have heart problems, adrenal insufficiency, liver disease, high blood pressure, pregnancy, hypoparathyroidism, chronic kidney disease, osteomalacia, pancreatitis, rickets.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons. Ask doctor about smaller doses.

Risk to unborn child outweighs drug benefits. Don't use.

No data available in humans. Consult doctor.

Infants & children:
Use only under medical supervision.

Prolonged use:
Monitor ECG*, serum calcium, phosphorous and potassium levels.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Avoid if medicine causes dizziness or confusion.

Don't discontinue without consulting doctor. Dose may require gradual reduction if you have taken drug for a long time. Doses of other drugs may also require adjustment.

Protect liquid medicine from freezing.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

------------------------ -----------------------
ACE inhibitors*: Level of potassium in
captopril, enalapril, blood too high.
Antacids* May decrease potassium absorption.
Calcium Decreased potassium effect.
Cortisone drugs* Increased fluid retention.
Digitalis Level of potassium in
preparations* blood too high.
Diuretics* Level of potassium in
(amiloride, blood too high.
Male hormones* Fluid retention.
Potassium Level of potassium in
supplements* blood too high.
Vitamin D Level of phosphorous
(calcifidiol and in blood too high.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Salty drinks such Increased fluid
as tomato juice, retention.
Cocaine: May cause irregular heartbeat.
Salty foods such Increased fluid
as canned soups, retention.
Marijuana: May cause irregular heartbeat.
Tobacco: May aggravate irregular heartbeat.

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