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.
Most functions of the body such as bone formation and maintenance require calcium as a mineral. Calcium can also be bound by other minerals such as phosphates and in turn remove them from the body. Eliphos is used to control phosphate levels and keep them from not getting too high in people with kidney failure.