November 27, 2015
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"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Veltassa (patiromer for oral suspension) to treat hyperkalemia, a serious condition in which the amount of potassium in the blood is too high.

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As with all plasma volume substitutes, overdosage can lead to overloading of the circulatory system (e.g. pulmonary edema). In this case, the infusion should be stopped immediately and if necessary, a diuretic should be administered. [see General WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS]


The use of Voluven® (hydroxyethyl starch in sodium chloride injection) is contraindicated in the following conditions:


3) Lochbühler H, Galli C, Hagemann H. Hydroxyethyl starch HES 130/0.4 in paediatric surgery: results of an explorative, controlled, multicenter safety study. Crit Care 2003; 7 (Suppl 1):, P107

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/1/2008


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