Which medications in the drug class Minerals are used in the treatment of Hypercalcemia?

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Minerals

Phosphate inhibits calcium absorption and promotes calcium deposition. Theorized to help bind dietary calcium, thus rendering it an unabsorbable calcium-phosphorous product, but used rarely.

Potassium phosphate/sodium acid phosphate (Neutra-Phos-K)

Increases urinary pyrophosphate and complexes with calcium, thus decreasing urinary calcium level, while pyridoxine results in a reduction of urinary oxalate excretion. All dosage forms must be mixed in 6-8 oz of water. Never give IV. Never give if renal function is abnormal or if serum phosphorous levels are > 3 mg/dL.


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