Hyperlyte, calcium, is a necessary mineral that the body requires to perform numerous basic functions. Some patients take Hyperlyte to help build their bone density or maintain bone density, depending on their age, while others take it to help control levels of phosphate in the body as a result of kidney failure. Hyperlyte is available in numerous forms and under the brand names, Calphron, PhosLos, and PhosLo Gelcap. Hyperlyte helps remove excess phosphate by binding to the molecules and rendering them useless.
Patients with high levels of calcium in their blood should not take Hyperlyte. Before starting this supplement, patients should have their calcium levels checked since too much calcium can cause disease. Patients taking digoxin should not take calcium supplements.
The FDA rated Hyperlyte and calcium based supplements in pregnancy risk category C. This means it is possible for this medication to cause harm to an unborn baby. It has not been determined if Hyperlyte will cause harm to a nursing baby. Women who are pregnant, could become pregnant, or are nursing should discuss the risks of taking this supplement and their nutritional needs with their doctor.
This medication should be taken with meals as prescribed. Patients should also have their blood tested regularly to be certain the medication is not doing any harm. Some patients need to keep food diaries to help judge the amount of calcium they are receiving through their diet.
If a dose is missed, it can be taken when it is remembered. Some patients need to take Hyperlyte with food and may prefer to skip the missed dose. If there isn't much time between doses, the missed dose should be skipped and the dosing should resume with the next regular dose. Patients should avoid taking double doses, as this can lead to an overdose.
Too much calcium in the blood can cause serious repercussions and an overdose should be treated like a medical emergency. Side effects of too much calcium in the blood include dry mouth, costiveness, confusion, feeling thirsty, a frequent need to urinate, nausea, lack of appetite, fainting, coma, and in some cases, death.
Patients should not take antacids with Hyperlyte unless their physician has specifically instructed them to do so.
Allergic reactions to this medication require immediate medical attention and include swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, hives, and difficulty breathing.
Less serious side effects include costiveness, nausea, emesis, dry mouth, loss of appetite, increased thirst, and significant increase in peeing. These side effects should be discussed with your doctor. If they are particularly bothersome, seek immediate medical attention.
Some medications may result in negative interactions with Hyperlyte. Patients should never take additional medications without conferring with their doctor first. Medications such as demeclocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline can cause severe negative interactions. Some patients will be able to handle a simple dosage adjustment while others will not be able to tolerate the combination. Consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.
Hyperlyte has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of hyperlyte is C4H6CaO4
• Molecular weight is 158.17 g/mol
• Molecular weight is 158.17 g/mol
Generic name: Calcium
Brand name(s): Brown Acetate, Calac, Calcium Diacetate, Electrovite, Gray Acetate, Lime Acetate, Lime Pyrolignite, PhosLo, Procalamine, Sorbo-calcian, Sorbo-calcion, Teltozan, Vinegar salts
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