Phosoveol was recommended for the treatment of asthenia and mild urinary tract infections (UTIs). The liquid product was proposed under the form of glass ampules (popular in the 1960s) and considered useful to normalize urinary pH. The product was aromatized with a pectin extract from orange pulp, providing a pleasant orange taste.
There was three active ingredients: phosphoric acid, calcium glucoheptonate and vitamin C (ascorbic acid). It was considered as a nutritional supplement. Vitamin C (500 mg/ampule) is a classical ingredient used to treat and prevent mild UTIs, which can be also largely found in many fruits (citrus, cranberry, …). The soluble calcium salt (Ca glucoheptonate) is also commonly used in pharmaceutical products. It is a well-tolerated, safe molecule used for calcium supplementation. It remains used today to avoid calcium deficiency.