Which medications in the drug class Calcium Salts are used in the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Calcium Salts

Dietary phosphate binders promote the binding of phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract to reduce hyperphosphatemia.

Calcium acetate (PhosLo, Eliphos, Phoslyra)

Calcium acetate is used for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It combines with dietary phosphorus to form insoluble calcium phosphate, which is excreted in feces.

Calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Tums)

Calcium carbonate is used for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia, normalizing phosphate concentrations in patients with CKD. It can also be used as a calcium supplement in these patients.

Calcium carbonate combines with dietary phosphate to form insoluble calcium phosphate, which is excreted in feces. It is marketed in a variety of dosage forms and is relatively inexpensive.


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