The drug is a cream to light brown finely ground, powdered form of sodium polystyrene sulfonate, a cation-exchange resin prepared in the sodium phase with an in vitro exchange capacity of approximately 3.1 mEq (in vivo approximately 1 mEq) of potassium per gram. via
What is the generic for Kayexalate?
Generic Name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate
What is sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex)? via
What can I use instead of Kayexalate?
The FDA approved oral sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9), to be marketed as Lokelma, for the treatment of hyperkalemia. The drug seems to work better than sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate), reducing serum potassium levels within an hour and restoring normal levels after about 2 hours in most patients. via
What is another name for sodium polystyrene?
Brand names for sodium polystyrene sulfonate-powder are Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex, and SP. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate-powder is avaiabe in generic form. via
How fast does sodium polystyrene sulfonate work?
 But sodium polystyrene sulfonate is not selective for potassium; it may bind with calcium and magnesium.  This drug begins its action within 2 to 24 hrs of its administration and continues its work up to 4 to 6 hours before it gets eliminated from the body through feces. via
What are the side effects of sodium polystyrene?
Some side effects can be serious.
What are the side effects of KAYEXALATE?
Common side effects of Kayexalate include:
How many days do you take KAYEXALATE?
How to use Kayexalate Oral Powder. Take this medication by mouth, or use it rectally as directed by your doctor. If you are taking this medication by mouth, take it usually 1 to 4 times a day as directed by your doctor. via
What causes high potassium levels in elderly?
What Causes High Potassium Levels in the Elderly? As people age, kidney functions change. Once blood flow starts decreasing, the kidneys' ability to filter the incoming blood also decreases. The result is a slower excretion of potassium, which can lead to hyperkalemia. via
How do you flush excess potassium?
Boiling certain foods can lower the amount of potassium in them. For example, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, and spinach can be boiled or partially boiled and drained. Then, you can prepare them how you normally would by frying, roasting, or baking them. Boiling food removes some of the potassium. via
At what level do you treat hyperkalemia?
Patients with neuromuscular weakness, paralysis or ECG changes and elevated potassium of more than 5.5 mEq/L in patients at risk for ongoing hyperkalemia, or confirmed hyperkalemia of 6.5 mEq/L should have aggressive treatment. via
What drug lowers potassium?
Some medications lower potassium slowly, including: Water pills (diuretics), which rid the body of extra fluids and remove potassium through urine. Sodium bicarbonate, which temporarily shifts potassium into body cells. Albuterol, which raises blood insulin levels and shifts potassium into body cells. via
How does sodium polystyrene sulfonate work in the body?
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate binds itself to potassium in your digestive tract. This helps prevent your body from absorbing too much potassium. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is used to treat high levels of potassium in the blood, also called hyperkalemia. via
How much does sodium polystyrene lower potassium?
SPS can decrease serum potassium by 2 mEq/L. Oral SPS is useful in patients with advanced renal failure who are not yet on dialysis or transplant candidates. One or more daily doses of 15 g can control mild to moderate hyperkalemia effectively, with little inconvenience to patients. via
Does sodium polystyrene sulfonate cause constipation?
Kionex® Suspension may cause some degree of gastric irritation. Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and constipation may occur especially if high doses are given. Also, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and significant sodium retention may occur. via