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Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate):


Lanthanum carbonate (applies to Fosrenol) bowel obstruction

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Gastrointestinal Obstruction

The use of lanthanum carbonate is contraindicated in patients with bowel obstruction, including ileus and fecal impaction.


Lanthanum carbonate (applies to Fosrenol) gastrointestinal disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Gastrointestinal Diverticula, Gastroparesis, Gastrointestinal Perforation, History - Peptic Ulcer

Serious cases of gastrointestinal obstruction and perforation have been reported in patients taking lanthanum, some requiring surgery and hospitalization. Risk factors identified from post marketing reports include altered gastrointestinal anatomy (diverticular disease, peritonitis, history of GI surgery, ulceration or cancer), hypomotility disorders, and some concomitant medications as calcium channel blockers. However, some cases have also been reported in patients with no history of gastrointestinal disease. Lanthanum should be used cautiously in patients with gastrointestinal disease.

Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate) drug interactions

There are 84 drug interactions with Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate)

Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate) alcohol/food interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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