Origin: Produced by the neutralization of calcium hydroxide with phosphoric acid
Also Known As:
Dibasic calcium phosphate
Calcium monohydrogen phosphate
Calcium hydrogen phosphate
Phosphoric acid calcium salt (1:1)
Overview: Dicalcium phosphate is used as a food additive, it is found in some toothpastes as a polishing agent and is a biomaterial. It is also used as a tableting agent in some pharmaceutical preparations, including some products meant to eliminate body odor. Dibasic calcium phosphate is also found in some dietary calcium supplements (e.g. Bonexcin).
Common Dosage: 2000 mg once or twice daily or as directed by a physician