ABOUT THE DRUG:
The medicine is a phosphate binder that is prescribed in patients with end stage renal disease. It is prescribed to reduce serum phosphate. It contains the active ingredient Lanthanum Carbonate.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The medicine is used in the treatment of increased level of phosphate in the blood in patients with chronic kidney disorder.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
The medicine works by blocking the absorption of phosphate in the body.
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DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The drug is available in the form of tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Fosbait 500 mg
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DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the active ingredient Lanthanum Carbonate or any other ingredient of the drug
Have a blockage in bowels such as impaction, ileus
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breast feeding your baby
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have allergy to any medicine
Have low phosphate levels
Have enlarged colon
Have slow-moving bowel tract
Have bowel block
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The recommended dose will be fixed by the doctor after examining you thoroughly. It depends on several factors including your age, weight, severity of conditions, interactions with other drugs to name a few. Usually, 1500 mg is advised to be taken orally in three divided doses along with meals. The doses can be increased subsequently until an accepted level of serum phosphate is reached. The maximum dose that can be given is 4500 mg per day.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The drug should be taken with food. It is chewable tablet that needs to be crushed or chewed and taken with food.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
The medicine is to be taken for the entire prescribed period and not to be stopped in the mid way. No change in dose should be made or the dose should not be stopped before the prescribed period is over.
An overdose of medicine should be attended immediately. You must consult a doctor if symptoms of overdose such as nausea, headache or vomiting persist for long.
In case you miss a dose you can consult your doctor on the next course of action. Usually the missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember it, but it should not be close to the next dose as it may result in an overdose.
SIDE EFFECTS OF FOSBAIT 500MG:
• Stomach upset
• Belly pain
• Throwing up
• Dyspepsia, and gastrointestinal disturbances
• Bone pain
• Loss of appetite
• Difficulty having a bowel movement
• Itching skin or rash
• Unusual tiredness or weakness
• Trouble breathing
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Some drugs when taken along with other drugs may result in bad side effects. Be sure to inform your doctor about all the medicines that you are currently taking so as to avoid any drug interaction. Also, it should be noted that compounds that can interact with antacids must be avoided within 2 hours of administering lanthanum carbonate. Similarly Calcium channel blockers should be avoided as it increases the chance of serious stomach or bowel blockage.
This is not a complete list of medicines that may interact with the drug. There are several others too.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
When you are taking the medicine you should avoid alcohol during the period for which the medicine has been prescribed.
The medicine must be stored in a proper place away from heat, light and moisture and it should not be used past the expiry date.
Medical tests as prescribed by doctors should be carried at regular intervals to monitor progress.
The medicine must not be shared with any one even though they have the same symptoms.