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Drug Interactions between Fosrenol and metoprolol

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate)
  • metoprolol

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

metoprolol lanthanum carbonate

Applies to: metoprolol and Fosrenol (lanthanum carbonate)

Lanthanum carbonate and metoprolol should not be taken orally at the same time. These medications may interfere with each other's absorption into the bloodstream, which may reduce the effects of both medications. To minimize the potential for interaction, avoid taking metoprolol within 2 hours of taking lanthanum carbonate. Talk to a healthcare professional if you have questions on how to take these or other medications you are prescribed. 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.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

metoprolol food

Applies to: metoprolol

Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

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Moderate

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.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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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