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Kayexalate Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
- What are the possible side effects of sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
- How is sodium polystyrene sulfonate given (Kayexalate)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kayexalate)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kayexalate)?
- What should I avoid while receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
- What other drugs will affect sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Kayexalate)?
Since this medication is usually given in a hospital, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Kayexalate)?
Tell your caregivers at once if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, irritability, trouble thinking or concentrating, muscle weakness, or trouble breathing.
What should I avoid while receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
Do not use salt substitutes or take potassium or calcium supplements unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid using antacids or laxatives without your doctor's advice. Antacids or laxatives can make sodium polystyrene sulfonate less effective or cause serious side effects.
Avoid eating or drinking anything that contains sorbitol (a fruit sugar often used as a sweetener in chewing gum, diet drinks, baked goods, or frozen desserts).
What other drugs will affect sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
Before receiving this medicine, tell your doctor if you also use:
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- thyroxine; or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), spironolactone (Aldactone), or amiloride (Midamor).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about sodium polystyrene.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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