is used to prevent high blood phosphate levels in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and possibly decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels. Calcium acetate is a natural mineral that works by holding onto phosphate from the diet so that it can pass out of your body.
Calcium Acetate is used for reducing phosphate levels in late-stage kidney failure. One of the dangers associated with kidney disease is the development of an overabundance of phosphate in the body. Too much phosphate in the blood stream can result in weak bones, an increased risk for heart attack or stroke, or a build-up of minerals in the body to levels that are unsafe. Calcium Acetate works by preventing ingested phosphate from being absorbed into the blood stream.