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Generic Name: Sodium acid phosphate
Product Name: Phosphate-Sandoz


Phopshate-Sandoz is used to lower abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia) which can occur in various conditions (such as hyperparathyroidism, cancers of the bone, and rickets.


Phosphate binds calcium in the gut. By doing so it prevents absorption of the calcium absorbed in the diet into the bloodstream. The tablets also contain sodium ions which aid the correction of the dehydration and sodium depletion that is seen in hypercalcaemia.

Dose advice

Phosphate-Sandoz may be taken with or without food and should be dissolved in half a glass of water.


  • Hypercalcaemia: up to 6 tablets dailyVitamin D resistant rickets: 4 to 6 tablets daily


  • Should have half the recommended adult dose for the condition



Common side effects

The most common side effect of therapy with oral phosphates is diarrhoea.

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 31 January, 2016


Created by: myVMC