Cellulose Sodium Phosphate (Systemic)
Brand Names : Calcibind
Proper Use of This Medicine
Take this medicine mixed in a full glass (8 ounces) of water, soft drink,
or fruit juice
. After drinking all the liquid containing the medicine,
rinse the glass with a little more liquid. Drink that also to make sure you
get all the medicine.
It is very important that you take cellulose sodium
phosphate with meals
. If this medicine is taken an hour or more after
a meal, it will not work properly.
Take cellulose sodium phosphate only as directed
Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for
a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of
Drink at least a full glass (8 ounces) of water, a
soft drink, or fruit juice every hour while you are awake, unless otherwise
directed by your doctor
. This also will help prevent kidney stones
while you are taking cellulose sodium phosphate.
Dosing - The dose of cellulose sodium phosphate will
be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's
orders or the directions on the label
. The following information includes
only the average doses of cellulose sodium phosphate. If your dose is different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells
you to do so.
To prevent kidney stones:
Adults: At first, 10 to 15 grams a day (3.3 to 5 grams three times
a day with meals). Then, your doctor may reduce your dose.
Children: Use is not recommended.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed
dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.