Home
/
Medications
/
FOSRENOL

FOSRENOL

View FOSRENOL savings options available to you including Manufacturer Coupons, Rx Advantage Savings Card, Canadian Prescription Savings or FOSRENOL Patient Assistance Program.

Programs are suitable for individuals who want to buy FOSRENOL without insurance, with insurance or for those who are underinsured. You can pay as little as $0 per fill.*

Manufactured by Shire US Inc.

*Applicable to Drug Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs

This content is intended for US audiences only

Drug savings programs

  • Qualified

    Rx Advantage Card

    A hand holding a dark-colored prescription savings card with various ID numbers and the label "Rx Advantage." Text below states the card is not insurance and cannot be used for Medicare or Medicaid.

    Save up to 90%

  • Available

    Canadian Prescription Savings

    N/A
    Manufactured by
    N/A
    Powered by
    Prescription Help Logo
  • Unavailable

    Drug Coupons

    A hand holds a Copay Savings Card that states eligible patients with commercial insurance may pay as little as $0 per tube for Opzelura.
    Unavailable
  • Available

    Patient Assistance Programs

    A picture of a patient assistance application form

    FREE

scrollable
Jamie Winn NowPatientGreen tick
Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about FOSRENOL

What is FOSRENOL?

What is FOSRENOL?

FOSRENOL is the brand name for lanthanum and is available as a chewable tablet.

What dosages is FOSRENOL available in?

What dosages is FOSRENOL available in?

FOSRENOL is available as a 500 mg, 750 mg, 1000 mg chewable tablet.

What is FOSRENOL used for?

What is FOSRENOL used for?

FOSRENOL is a phosphate binder and is used to treat high blood phosphate levels in advanced kidney disease.

How does FOSRENOL work?

How does FOSRENOL work?

FOSRENOL is a phosphate binder. It binds to the phosphates in your food before they can be absorbed, which lowers phosphorus levels to help protect your kidneys and bones.

How do I take FOSRENOL?

How do I take FOSRENOL?

FOSRENOL is typically dosed as 1,500 mg by mouth, divided into separate doses, three times a day with meals. Your provider will adjust your dose based on the phosphorus level in your blood.

Is it safe for me to take FOSRENOL?

Is it safe for me to take FOSRENOL?

FOSRENOL is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a bowel obstruction, ileus, and fecal impaction.

FOSRENOL Common Side Effects

FOSRENOL Common Side Effects

Common side effects of FOSRENOL:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Belly pain
FOSRENOL Serious Side Effects

FOSRENOL Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with FOSRENOL.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on FOSRENOL

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on FOSRENOL

The following medications may interact with FOSRENOL:

  • There is a potential for FOSRENOL to interact with compounds which bind to cationic antacids (i.e., aluminum-, magnesium-, or calcium-based). Therefore, do not take such compounds within 2 hours of dosing with FOSRENOL
  • Oral quinolone antibiotics must be taken at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after FOSRENOL.
  • Do not take thyroid hormone replacement therapy within 2 hours of dosing with FOSRENOL. Monitoring of TSH levels is recommended in patients receiving both medicinal agents
Who makes FOSRENOL?

Who makes FOSRENOL?

Shire US Inc.

Is FOSRENOL safe in pregnancy?

Is FOSRENOL safe in pregnancy?

No adequate and well-controlled studies have been conducted in pregnant women using FOSRENOL. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

pill

What to do if you missed your FOSRENOL dose

The FDA's medical product safety reporting program for health professionals, patients and consumers.

Learn more about reporting side effects
dollar sign

Drug Savings Tips

Medical Disclaimer

NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information on this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

FAQ logo

People Asked

Now Patient Data Security

Data Security

Our Commitment to You.

Find out moreNow Patient Data SecurityNow Patient Data Security

What is NowPatient

Telehealth and Online Pharmacy

NowPatient is a licensed online pharmacy and doctor service that is available around the world. Our service is FREE and packed with valuable features that can benefit your health such as medication reminders, educational blogs, medically approved symptoms checker, UK NHS online pharmacyprivate treatment plansRx Advantage cardhealth conditions information, affordable medications options, genetic testinghome test kitshealth riskspollen meterair quality monitor, weight loss plans, drug savings programs and lots more!

A laptop screen displaying a health dashboard with widgets showing health profile, notifications, personalized health tools, and favorite widgets including body mass index and weight loss tracking.

WHY WE BUILT NOWPATIENT

To improve the lives of everyone by making high-quality care accessible and convenient

We are here to improve lives. Our service gives you access to smart features and resources that can help empower you to take control of your health and improve your health outcomes. All this, in one place, for FREE. We strive to bring a fresh perspective to managing health. NowPatient can be accessed by downloading the App or using your web browser.

Download our app today

A collage showing a map with pharmacies, a questionnaire, medication details, and a person video chatting on a screen.

Can I trust NowPatient

Meet our medical team

We are a passionate group of clinicians and medical writers covering a broad range of specialities with experience operating in health systems in the United Kingdom & United States. Providing excellent care and advice is at the heart of everything we do. You can read more about our medical team by visiting the medical team page or learn more about how we curate content by visiting our editorial process

Your Questions Answered

For your peace of mind, we can answer your questions quickly

We have a comprehensive list of FAQ’s on each feature page. Alternatively, for broader questions around our service just click the button below.
Find your answers