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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, unusual muscle weakness.
Infrequently, serious blockage of the bowels may occur, which may sometimes require surgery or going to the hospital. This can occur especially in people with stomach/abdominal problems (such as abdominal surgery, colon cancer, chronic constipation, slow gut syndrome). Tell your doctor right away if you have severe or persistent stomach/abdominal pain, severe constipation, or persistent vomiting.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate chewable tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: See also Side Effects section.
Before taking lanthanum, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers, bowel blockage), mineral imbalance (low level of phosphate in the blood), problems chewing tablets.
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having an X-ray of your stomach, be sure to tell X-ray lab personnel that you are taking this medication.
This medication is not recommended for children because of possible effects on the bones.
This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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