Lanthanum is used to lower high blood phosphate levels in people who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and may decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels.Lanthanum is a natural mineral that works by binding to phosphate in the foods you eat. The phosphate then passes out of your body in your stool.
How to use Lanthanum 1,000 Mg Oral Powder Packet
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually with or right after meals. Sprinkle the powder on a small amount of applesauce or soft food and swallow the mixture right away. Do not open the powder packet until you are ready to use it. Do not store the drug/food mixture for future use. Lanthanum powder will not dissolve in liquid.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and laboratory test results.
Lanthanum may stop some medications from working well if you take them at the same time. Ask your pharmacist if you need to separate the time that you take your other medications from the time that you take lanthanum. See also Drug Interactions section.
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