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Fosrenol

Fosrenol generic name: Lanthanum Carbonate

What is Fosrenol used for?

Lanthanum is used to lower high blood phosphate levels in people who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and may decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels. Lanthanum is a natural mineral that works by binding to phosphate in the foods you eat. The phosphate then passes out of your body in your stool.

CHEMICAL NAME

Lanthanum Carbonate

DRUG TYPE

Kidney Disease
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Fosrenol Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking lanthanum and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually with or right after meals. Chew the tablets completely before swallowing to reduce the risk of stomach/abdominal side effects. You may crush the tablets to make it easier to chew them. Do not swallow the tablets whole. You do not need to swallow this medication with water.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and lab tests.

Lanthanum may stop some medications from working well if you take them at the same time. Ask your pharmacist if you need to separate the time that you take your other medications from the time that you take lanthanum. See also Drug Interactions section.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Fosrenol Dosage and Form Information

Tablet Chewable
750 Mg
1000 Mg
500 Mg
Powder In Packet
750 Mg
1000 Mg

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