Potassium removal Polysterene Sulphonate Resin.
This medication is a potassium-removing resin, prescribed for hyperkalemia (without ECG changes). It affects the exchange of sodium and potassium in the body.
Contraindicated in patients with obstructive bowel disease, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage: Adults: PO- The recommended dose is 15 g, 3-4 times daily in water. Children: 0.5- 1 g/kg daily in divided doses.
It comes as a powder to take by mouth, with water.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or kidney disease, high blood pressure, constipation, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor blood potassium and other blood electrolyte levels, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) regularly while taking this medication.
• Gastrointestinal : Rectal ulceration, GI irritation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store in a dry place below 30°C.
Suspensions of the resin should be freshly prepared and not to be stored beyond 24 hours.