LANTHANUM CARBONATE- lanthanum carbonate tablet, chewable
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking LANTHANUM CARBONATE and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
LANTHANUM CARBONATE may cause a bowel blockage, a hole in the bowel, or severe constipation, which can be serious, and sometimes lead to surgery or treatment in a hospital.
Do not swallow LANTHANUM CARBONATE Chewable Tablets whole. Chew tablets completely before swallowing. If you cannot chew tablets completely, you may crush the tablets thoroughly before swallowing or discuss the oral powder formulation with your healthcare provider.
What is LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
LANTHANUM CARBONATE is a prescription medicine used in people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) to lower the amount of phosphate in the blood.
Who should not take LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
Do not take LANTHANUM CARBONATE if you:
LANTHANUM CARBONATE has not been studied in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
LANTHANUM CARBONATE may not be right for you. Before starting LANTHANUM CARBONATE, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
What are possible or reasonably likely side effects of LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
The most common side effects of LANTHANUM CARBONATE include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the side effects of LANTHANUM CARBONATE. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
Keep LANTHANUM CARBONATE and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about LANTHANUM CARBONATE
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use LANTHANUM CARBONATE for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give LANTHANUM CARBONATE to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about LANTHANUM CARBONATE. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about LANTHANUM CARBONATE that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information call 1-800-828-2088.
What are the ingredients in LANTHANUM CARBONATE?
Active ingredient: lanthanum carbonate
Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide NF, dextrates (hydrated) NF, and magnesium stearate NF.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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