- Brand name
- DBL Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Concentrated Injection
- Active ingredient
- Potassium phosphate, monobasic; Sodium phosphate
Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet
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What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection. It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor and pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you being given DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection against the benefits this medicine is expected to have for you.
If you have any concerns about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet in a safe place.
You may need to read it again.
What DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is used for
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is a mixture of simple phosphate used to quickly increase the amount of phosphate in your body.
Sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate work by providing a source of phosphate for your body to use.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription. DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is not addictive.
Before you are given DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection
When you must not be given it
You should not be given sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate if:
- the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering
- the expiry date on the pack has passed.
If this medicine is used after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.
- you have any of the following medical conditions:
- kidney disease
- Addison’s disease (a disease of the adrenal glands)
- high blood levels of potassium or sodium or phosphate, or low blood levels of calcium.
Before you are given it
Your doctor must know about all the following before you start treatment with sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate:
- if you have or have ever had any other health problems/medical conditions, including:
- kidney disease
- pancreatic disease
- liver disease
- Addison’s disease
- parathyroid problems
- muscle disease
- fluid retention
- electrolyte disturbances
- if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant
Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of you being given sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate during pregnancy.
- if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed
Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of you being given sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate when breast-feeding.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you are given DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines may interfere with sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate. These include:
- medicines containing calcium, sodium, potassium or phosphate
- cardiac glycosides such as digoxin
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
These medicines may be affected by sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate, or may affect how well they work.
You may need different amounts of your medicine, or you may need to take different medicines.
Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while being given sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate.
How DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is given
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is given as a slow injection into a vein.
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection must only be given by a doctor or nurse.
Your doctor will decide what dose you will receive and how long you will need it for. This depends on your medical condition and other factors, such as your weight.
Sometimes only a single dose is required.
If you take too much (overdose)
As DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is most likely to be given to you in hospital under the supervision of your doctor, it is very unlikely that you will receive too much. However, if you experience severe side effects tell your doctor immediately.
Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate injection. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
You may need urgent medical attention.
Symptoms of a sodium phosphate and potassium phosphate injection overdose include the side effects listed below in the ‘Side Effects’ section but are usually of a more severe nature.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are being given DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection.
This medicine helps most people with low levels of phosphate in their bodies, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people.
All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
While being given it
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
- muscle weakness
- breathing difficulties
- tingling, prickling or burning sensations
Some people may get other side effects while being given DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection.
After being given DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection will be stored in the pharmacy or on the ward. The injection is kept in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.
What it looks like
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is a clear, colourless solution.
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection contains:
- sodium phosphate dibasic dodecahydrate (192 mg/mL),
- potassium phosphate monobasic (17.4 mg/mL),
- water for injection.
DBL™ Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection does not contain gluten, lactose, sucrose, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.
Hospira Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 58 097 064 330
500 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
DBL™Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is available in the following presentation:
- 5 x 20mL Ampoule.
AUST R 16270
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