Blackmores P.P.M.P | PPMP
- Combines potassium phosphate and magnesium phosphate in a single tablet.
- When prescribed by a healthcare professional, P.P.M.P. is generally well tolerated at the recommended dose and may be prescribed for infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly.
- The easy-to-swallow tablet can be halved or crushed to facilitate low-dose prescribing for infants and children.
Potassium phosphate and magnesium phosphate are involved in energy production and the functioning of the muscles, nervous system and cardiovascular system.
- Potassium, magnesium and phosphate work together to support energy production and neuromuscular function.
- Energy production: The production and storage of energy in the body depends on the availability of both magnesium and phosphate. Phosphate is incorporated into compounds such as ATP and cyclic AMP. Magnesium combines with and stabilises the ATP molecule, and the resultant Mg-ATP complex (rather than ATP alone), is the substrate for most ATP-requiring enzymes.
- Neuromuscular function: Magnesium has inhibitory and stabilising effects on neurons at the neuromuscular junction, and plays an influencing role in the release of neurotransmitters.
- Potassium is an integral component of the sodium-potassium pump, which maintains the potential difference across cell membranes, so is required for the regulation of neuromuscular excitability and stimulation, transmission of electrochemical impulses and contraction of muscle fibres.
- Cardiovascular function: Magnesium is involved in the regulation of peripheral and cerebral vascular tone.
- The heart requires the correct balance of potassium and calcium for rhythmicity of contractions.
Potassium phosphate - dibasic 33 mg (elemental potassium 14.8mg) Magnesium phosphate 65 mg (elemental magnesium 13.4mg) (contains 320mg of lactose per tablet)
Adults: Take 1 tablet 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 12 years: As professionally prescribed.
P.P.M.P. may interact with certain other medications your patients may be taking. Magnesium may decrease the absorption and efficacy of some medications. P.P.M.P. should be administered at least 2 hours apart from tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics