Reducing blood phosphate levels in patients with end-stage kidney disease. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Lanthanum carbonate is a phosphate binder. It works by blocking the absorption of phosphate, which reduces phosphate and calcium phosphate levels in the blood.
Lanthanum carbonate, also known as its brand name, Fosrenol, belongs to a class of drugs known as Phosphate binders. Lanthanum carbonate is used to prevent the body of a patient from absorbing phosphate and allowing it to be removed from the body. Lanthanum carbonate is used for reducing phosphate level in patients with conditions of end stage renal disease.