Generic name: LANTHANUM CARBONATE 500mg
Dosage form: tablet, chewable; oral powder
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Divide the total daily dose of FOSRENOL and take with or immediately after meals. The recommended initial total daily dose of FOSRENOL is 1500 mg. Titrate the dose every 2-3 weeks until an acceptable serum phosphate level is reached. Monitor serum phosphate levels as needed during dose titration and on a regular basis thereafter.
In clinical studies of ESRD patients, FOSRENOL doses up to 4500 mg were evaluated. Most patients required a total daily dose between 1500 mg and 3000 mg to reduce plasma phosphate levels to less than 6.0 mg/dL. Doses were generally titrated in increments of 750 mg/day.
Information for FOSRENOL Chewable Tablets
Chew or crush FOSRENOL Chewable Tablets completely before swallowing. Do not swallow intact FOSRENOL Chewable Tablets.
Information for FOSRENOL Oral Powder
Sprinkle FOSRENOL Oral Powder on a small quantity of applesauce or other similar food and consume immediately. Do not open until ready to use. Do not store FOSRENOL Oral Powder for future use once mixed with food. As FOSRENOL Oral Powder is insoluble, do not attempt to dissolve in liquid for administration.
Consider using the oral powder formulation in patients with poor dentition or who have difficulty chewing tablets.
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