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Fosrenol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- What are the possible side effects of lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- How should I take lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Fosrenol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Fosrenol)?
- What should I avoid while taking lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- What other drugs will affect lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Fosrenol)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Fosrenol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
If you also take thyroid replacement medication, take it at least 2 hours before or after taking lanthanum carbonate. Do not take thyroid medication and lanthanum carbonate at the same time.
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take lanthanum carbonate. Some antacids contain calcium, magnesium or aluminum which can make it harder for your body to absorb lanthanum carbonate.
What other drugs will affect lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid);
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), or ofloxacin (Floxin);
- an antibiotic such as doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), disopyramide (Norpace), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), quinidine (Quin-G), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with lanthanum carbonate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lanthanum carbonate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Fosrenol Information
- Fosrenol Drug Interactions Center: lanthanum oral
- Fosrenol Side Effects Center
- Fosrenol Overview including Precautions
- Fosrenol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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