What is Calcium acetate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: PhosLo Phoslyra

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Calcium acetate is a phosphate binder. It s used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with kidney disease. It works by binding with the phosphate in the food, so that it is eliminated from the body without being absorbed.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Phosphate elevated (hyperphosphatemia) 4 1
Calcium deficiency 2 0
Chronic kidney disease 1 0
Glomerulopathy with fibronectin deposits 1 0
Treat side effects of another treatment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calcium acetate

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Calcium acetate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Calcium acetate

Duration

Stopped taking Calcium acetate

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Calcium acetate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Sodium Bicarbonate 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Calcium acetate

Sep 1, 2010 (Started May 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Dialysis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4002 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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