Potassium phosphate

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Severe hypophosphataemia
Adult: As monobasic potassium phosphate: Up to 10 mmol phosphate over 12 hours and repeated every 12 hours until serum phosphate exceeds 0.3 mmol/L.
Child: 0.15-0.33 mmol/kg administered over 6 hours. The dose may be repeated at 6 hour-intervals until serum phosphate exceeds 0.6 mmol/L. Rate of infusion should not exceed 0.2 mmol/kg/hour.

Adjunct to urinary antibacterials, Prophylaxis of calcium renal calculi
Adult: 7.4 mmol of phosphate 4 times daily.

Adult: Up to 100 mmol of phosphate daily.
Severe renal impairment, hyperkalaemia, hypocalcaemia, infected phosphate renal calculi.
Special Precautions
Monitor serum electrolyte levels particularly Ca levels, ECG and renal function during the course of therapy esp if K phosphate is administered parenterally. Pregnancy; lactation. Elderly, debilitated patients and those with pre-existing electrolyte disturbances.
Adverse Reactions
Hyperphosphataemia esp in renal failure which may lead to hypocalcaemia and ectopic calcification esp in hypercalcaemic patients. Hypotension and organ damage due to tissue calcification which may cause acute renal failure. Hyperphosphataemia, hypocalcaemia, tissue calcification; nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, flatulence; bradycardia; hyperkalaemia; weakness; dyspnoea.
Potentially Fatal: Acute renal failure, arrhythmia, chest pain, decreased urine output, dyspnoea, oedema, mental confusion, paralysis, paresthesias, phlebitis, tetany (with large doses).
IV/Parenteral/PO: C
Drug Interactions
Reduced absorption when used with Aluminium, Ca or Mg salts due to binding with the phosphate ion of K phosphate. GI absorption is increased by vit D thus, increasing the risk of hyperphosphataemia. Concomitant admin with drugs increasing serum-potassium concentrations may increase the risk of hyperkalaemia. Increased effect of digitalis may also result to increased digitalis effect.
Lab Interference
Decreases serum ammonia concentration.
Mechanism of Action: Potassium phosphate is involved in bone deposition, calcium metabolism regulation, acid-base equilibrium buffering and various enzyme systems. It is also vital in maintaining intracellular tonicity, nerve impulse transmission, cardiac contraction, skeletal and smooth muscle, normal renal function maintenance, carbohydrate utilisation, protein synthesis, nerve conduction regulation and muscle contraction esp cardiac muscles.
Absorption: Following oral admin, approx 66% is absorbed.
Distribution: Enters the extracellular fluid then actively transported into cells.
Excretion: Via urine, 80-90% of K phosphate; remainder via faeces.
Store at room temperature.
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