Drug interactions between calcium acetate and Fosrenol
|Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate)|
Interactions between your drugs
- Calcium acetate is in the following drug classes: minerals and electrolytes, phosphate binders.
- Calcium acetate is used to treat Hyperphosphatemia.
- Fosrenol is a member of the drug class phosphate binders.
- Fosrenol is used to treat Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure.
Drug and food interactions
lanthanum carbonate food
Applies to: Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate)
Take lanthanum carbonate tablets with food or immediately after a meal to increase absorption by the body. Lanthanum carbonate tablets cannot be dissolved in water and therefore should not be given through feeding tubes because the tube may become clogged. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'phosphate binders' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'phosphate binders' category:
- calcium acetate
- lanthanum carbonate (active ingredient in Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.