- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Fosrenol* used for?
Generic for Fosrenol* (Lanthanum Carbonate) is used to reduce serum phosphate levels in patients with end stage renal disease (chronic kidney disease). This medication is a chewable tablet that treats high levels of phosphate (hyperphosphatemia) by preventing the body from absorbing phosphate.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Fosrenol*?
The dosage of Generic for Fosrenol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Fosrenol*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Fosrenol* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Fosrenol*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic for Fosrenol*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Fosrenol*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Fosrenol*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Fosrenol*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Fosrenol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Fosrenol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Fosrenol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Fosrenol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Fosrenol* can cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Fosrenol*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Fosrenol*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Fosrenol* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Fosrenol*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Fosrenol*?
How will Generic for Fosrenol* work in my body?
How should Generic for Fosrenol* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Fosrenol* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Fosrenol* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.