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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in the body. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. People with kidney disease are less able to remove phosphorus from the body. When phosphorus levels in the blood get too high, it pushes calcium out from your bones. This makes them weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but medicin…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medicine used to treat high levels of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in the body. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. People with kidney disease are less able to remove phosphorus from the body. When phosphorus levels in the blood get too high, it pushes calcium out from your bones. This makes them weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but medicines such as lanthanam are often needed to help remove more. How to take the medicine and what side effects to watch for are reviewed. Fosrenol® is a brand name for lanthanum.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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