LANTHANUM is a Schedule H drug.
Lanthanum prevents the body from absorbing phosphate, allowing it to be removed from the body,lowers the phosphate levels in the blood in those with kidney disease. Chew tablets before swallowing. Lanthanum Carbonate inhibits the absorption of phosphate from the intestine and lower the phosphate levels in the blood.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.


LANTHANUM is generally used to treat: End Stage Renal Disease
LANTHANUM can address symptoms like: Joint Pain, Eyes Itching, Eyes Redness, Constipation, Nausea

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

How Do I Take It?

LANTHANUM is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not use lanthanum carbonate if you have a bowel obstruction or severe constipation.
  • You should not use lanthanum carbonate if you are allergic to it.
  • Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
  • Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Take lanthanum carbonate with food or immediately after eating.
  • The chewable tablet should be chewed completely before you swallow it. Do not swallow whole. While using lanthanum carbonate, you may need frequent blood tests.
  • Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
  • Do not take non-prescription antacids while taking lanthanum carbonate

Symptoms of Overdosage

LANTHANUM over-dosage can result in: Head Headache

Common Side-Effects

LANTHANUM : Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hypocalcemia, Abdomen Pain, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Nausea, Vomit, Constipation

Serious Side-Effects

LANTHANUM : Head Headache, Eyes Blurred Vision, Mood Swings, Body Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (painful)

Rare Side-Effects

LANTHANUM : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin

Disease Interactions

LANTHANUM can interfere with: Intestinal Obstruction, Diverticulitis, Gastroparesis, Peptic Ulcer, Intestinal Perforation

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

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