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Claims for Patent: 4,870,105

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Claims for Patent: 4,870,105

Title: Phosphorus binder
Abstract:A composition for oral administration to an individual for the purpose of inhibiting gastrointestinal absorption of phosphorous, which includes calcium acetate. A method of inhibiting gastrointestinal absorption of phosphorous, comprising administering orally the composition, preferably close in time to food and beverage consumption.
Inventor(s): Fordtran; John S. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee: Braintree Laboratories, Inc. (Braintree, MA)
Application Number:07/035,341
Patent Claims: 1. A method for inhibiting gastrointestinal absorption of phosphorous in an individual, comprising:

orally ingesting a quantity of calcium acetate sufficient to bind with phosphorous in the gastrointestinal tract.

2. The method according to claim 1 wherein the calcium acetate is present in an amount sufficient to provide between 10 to 200 milliequivalents of calcium.

3. The method according to claim 1 wherein the calcium acetate is in tablet form.

4. The method according to claim 1 wherein the calcium acetate is in gelatin capsule form.

5. A method for inhibiting gastrointestinal absorption of phosphorous in an individual, comprising:

orally ingesting a quantity of calcium acetate at mealtimes.

6. The method according to claim 5 wherein the quantity of calcium acetate is present in an amount sufficient to produce between 10-200 milliequivalents of calcium.

7. The method according to claim 5 wherein the quantity of calcium acetate is in tablet form.

8. The method according to claim 5 wherein the quantity of calcium acetate is in gelatin capsule form.
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