Calcium is a mineral that is needed for many functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Calcium can also bind to other minerals such as phosphate, and aid in their removal from the body. Calcium acetate is used to control phosphate levels to keep them from getting too high in people with kidney failure. Calcium acetate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Phoslyra is a drug that is considered by doctors to be very crucial in one's body for many functions. However, the key function of Phoslyra is in the formation and maintenance of bones. The main ingredient in the drug is calcium. Phoslyra is categorized under a group of drugs called minerals and electrolytes phosphate binders.