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Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate) Disease Interactions

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

Major

Lanthanum Carbonate (Includes Fosrenol) ↔ Bowel Obstruction

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Gastrointestinal Obstruction, Intestinal Obstruction

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

Moderate

Lanthanum Carbonate (Includes Fosrenol) ↔ Gastrointestinal Disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: 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 119 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

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

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.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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