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Does phosphorus interact with other medications?

Certain medications, such as iron supplements, antacids, anti-inflammatory medications, salt substitutes and calcium supplements, may react poorly with phosphorus and should be avoided or used with caution. Many other medications and supplements affect phosphorus levels in the body and may interact with phosphorus supplements. Other drug interactions include: bile acid sequestrants, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), cyclosporine, potassium supplements, alcohol and any medication that affects electrolyte levels in the body.

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