Sodium Cellulose Phosphate (By mouth)
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Urinary Stone Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Cellulose sodium phosphate is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
For the medicine to work, you should take it with meals or within 30 minutes of your meals.
Drink plenty of fluids to make sure you urinate 8 cups each day.
Your doctor may ask you to collect your urine for a 24-hour period so it can be tested.
If a dose is missed:
Use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Store the powder in a closed container, at room temperature, and in a dry place.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Your doctor will tell you what foods to avoid to limit the amount of calcium in your diet. Dairy foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream are high in calcium. Make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions.
You may also be told to reduce the amount of salty foods you eat.
Avoid eating foods that have oxalate, such as chocolate, spinach, rhubarb, brewed tea, cranberries, gooseberries, or beet leaves.
Your doctor may tell you to take magnesium while you are being treated with medicine. You should not use magnesium or medicines that might have magnesium (such as some laxatives and antacids) within 1 hour of your dose of sodium cellulose phosphate.
When Not To Use
Talk with your doctor before using this drug if you have heart failure.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Your doctor may schedule blood tests to make sure the medicine is working and is not causing harmful side effects. Try not to miss any appointments.
Possible side effects
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If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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