Lanthanum Carbonate - Drug Information

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General Information on Lanthanum Carbonate

Generic Name : Lanthanum Carbonate

Pronunciation : Lan-Tha-Num

Latest prescription information about Lanthanum Carbonate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Renal and Genitourinary Agent

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lanthanum Carbonate

Why is Lanthanum Carbonate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a phosphate binder, prescribed to reduce serum phosphate in patients with end stage renal disease.  It blocks the absorption of phosphate in the body.

When should Lanthanum Carbonate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Lanthanum Carbonate?

PO- Initial dose is 750 mg to 1.5 g/day in divided doses.

How should Lanthanum Carbonate be taken?

It comes as a chewable tablet to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lanthanum Carbonate?

It may cause dizziness, drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Caution needed while using in patients with history of ulcer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, bowel obstruction and during pregnancy.

What are the side effects of Lanthanum Carbonate?

   Gastrointestinal : Stomach upset, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation.
   Miscellaneous : Problems with the dialysis graft, headache, dizziness and blurred vision.

What are the other precautions for Lanthanum Carbonate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Lanthanum Carbonate?

Store it at controlled room temperature (59 to 86F). Protect from moisture.

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