What is this drug used for?
• It is used to lower high phosphate levels.
Possible side effects
Lanthanum may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
• Belly pain.
• Upset stomach or throwing up.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
• Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Very bad belly pain.
• Very bad constipation.
Medication Safety Issues
Lanthanum may be confused with lithium
Storage and Stability
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Protect from moisture. Do not open oral powder until ready to use.
Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea (oral powder: ≤18%; chewable tablets: ≤7%), nausea (oral powder: ≤18%; chewable tablet: ≤11%), vomiting (oral powder: ≤18%; chewable tablets: ≤9%)
1% to 10%:
Endocrine & metabolic: Hypocalcemia (5%)
Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain (chewable tablet: 5%)
<1%, postmarketing, and/or case reports: Accidental injury (tooth injury with chewable tablets), allergic skin reaction, constipation, dyspepsia, fecal impaction, gastrointestinal perforation, hypophosphatemia, intestinal obstruction (including ileus and subileus), intestinal perforation