Lanthanum Carbonate

Description

Lanthanum Carbonate is used to prevent and treat high blood phosphate levels in patients with severe kidney diseases. This helps in preventing complications associated with the accumulation of excessive phosphate in the blood.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lanthanum Carbonate

  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Skin rash

Uses of Lanthanum Carbonate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperphosphatemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Lanthanum carbonate or any other ingredients present along with it.

Hypophosphatemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with reduced blood phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia) since it will worsen the patient's condition.

Bowel obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with bowel obstruction since it will worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness, or loss of balance in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with gastrointestinal irritation or conditions such as peptic ulcer disease, enteritis, ulcerative colitis, etc. due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Levothyroxine

Beta blockers

Itraconazole

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Your doctor/dietitian will also suggest an appropriate diet for you during the course of this treatment. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine prevents the absorption of phosphate from food. This helps in reducing the blood levels of phosphate.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Phosphate binders

Schedule

Schedule H

Fosrenol 500mg chewable tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 3 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/323/smpc#PRODUCTINFO

Lanthanum carbonate - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 3 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06792

[Internet]. Tga.gov.au. 2019 [cited 3 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/auspar-fosrenol.pdf

Lanthanum: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 6 September 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a605015.html

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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Sep 2019

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