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Lanthanum Carbonate



Lanthanum Carbonate is used in the treatment of increased phosphate levels in blood

How it works

Lapain and swelling of the nthanum carbonate belongs to class of drugs called phosphate binder. It blocks the phosphate absorption from food thereby reducing phosphate and calcium phosphate levels in the blood.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Decreased calcium level in blood

Available Medicine

  • ₹408 to ₹818
    Panacea Biotec Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹18 to ₹220
    La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹81 to ₹164
    Wockhardt Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

• Lanthanum carbonate is not recommended in children.
• Inform your doctor that you are taking lanthanum carbonate as it interferes with stomach x-rays.
• You will be regularly monitored with lab test, including phosphate levels while using lanthanum carbonate
• Do not take non-prescription antacids while taking lanthanum carbonate.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• It should not be given to patients allergic to lanthanum carbonate or any of its ingredients.
• Lanthanum carbonate should not be given to patients having a blockage in bowels (eg, ileus, impaction).

Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)