Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate)
What is Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate) used for?
Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate) is a food additive prescribed to prevent kidney disease in cats. The medication operates by preventing the absorption of excess phosphorus as this compound is associated with the progression of kidney disease. Your veterinarian may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate)?
Follow your veterinarian's instructions as well as those included with the medication to get the most effective results while using Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate). One pump of the medication is normally added to your cat's food to be consumed while eating. It can be added to wet or dry food and is designed to not change the flavor of the meal. It may be given once or twice each day, but the correct dosage will be determined by your cat's current health condition and the severity of its symptoms. Ask your veterinarian or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate)?
Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate) will not cause side effects in most cats when used correctly. Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to prevent further complications. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction in your cat such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian or pharmacist while using Renalzin (Lanthanum Carbonate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if the animal is pregnant or nursing, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.