Hypophosphatemia is a low level of
Low blood phosphate; Phosphate – low
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The following may cause hypophosphatemia, including:
Certain medicines including acetazolamide, foscarnet, imatinib, pentamidine, and sorafenib
Too little vitamin D
Overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
- Bone pain
- Muscle weakness
Signs and tests
The doctor or nurse will examine you.
The following tests may be done:
- Kidney function tests
- Vitamin K blood test
Exam and testing may show:
Anemia due to too many red blood cells being destroyed (
- Heart muscle damage (
Treatment depends on the cause. Phosphate can be given by mouth or through a vein (IV).
How well you do depends on what is causing the condition.
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have muscle weakness or confusion.