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K-Bind Powder

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Product introduction

K-Bind Powder is a medicine used for the reduction of high blood potassium levels in patients with chronic kidney disease who are undergoing dialysis. It helps removes the extra potassium from the body and brings potassium levels back to normal.

K-Bind Powder may be taken with or without food. Take it regularly at a fixed time each day to get the maximum benefit of the medicine. Avoid consumption of grapefruit juice while you are taking this medicine. Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly unless the doctor tells you so. 

Using of K-Bind Powder may cause side effects such as vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and constipation. If the side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. You may also need to have regular blood tests to monitor the levels of potassium and other electrolytes, such as calcium, in your blood while taking this medicine.

Benefits of K-Bind Powder

In Treatment of Increased potassium levels in blood

Potassium is a very important electrolyte that is required for various vital functions in our body. However, high levels of potassium are effectively removed by our kidneys as this could otherwise lead to complications such as muscle cramps, pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, tiredness, chest pain and even death. K-Bind Powder helps in normalizing these abnormal levels of potassium in our blood, particularly in people suffering from kidney disease or those who are on dialysis.

Take this medicine as prescribed and let your doctor know about any other medicines, including antacids, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of K-Bind Powder

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of K-Bind

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fecal impaction (hardened stool that stays stuck in the rectum or lower colon)
  • Gastric irritation
  • Decreased appetite

How to use K-Bind Powder

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. K-Bind Powder may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid K-Bind Powder with grapefruit juice.

How K-Bind Powder works

K-Bind Powder is an ion exchange resin. It works by removing extra potassium from your body and brings its levels back to normal. It is useful in patients who have kidney diseases and those on dialysis.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with K-Bind Powder.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
K-Bind Powder is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
K-Bind Powder is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
K-Bind Powder does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
K-Bind Powder is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of K-Bind Powder is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of K-Bind Powder in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take K-Bind Powder?

If you miss a dose of K-Bind Powder, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • K-Bind Powder is used to lower high blood potassium level due to severe kidney diseases.
  • Dissolve or mix this medication with water before taking.
  • Stop taking this medication and inform your doctor if you get constipation after taking it.
  • Do not consume any food or drink that contains sorbitol while you are using this medication.
  • You may need to have regular blood tests to monitor the levels of potassium and other electrolytes, such as calcium, in your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Polystyrene sulphonic acid derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
Ion exchange resins (Potassium Binders)

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FAQs

Q. How would I know if I have high potassium level?

Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically to detect high potassium levels (hyperkalemia). Make sure that you do not miss any future appointments with the doctor.

Q. Are there any medicines to avoid while we take K-Bind Powder?

Yes, before taking the medicine inform your prescribing doctor if you are taking antacids containing aluminium or magnesium salts, a heart disorder medicine like digoxin, magnesium hydroxide or aluminium carbonate which are used as laxatives. Additionally, the doctors should be informed about any history of use of medicines like thyroxine tablets or lithium for mania or bipolar disorder. Concomitant use of sorbitol is not recommended.

Q. Does K-Bind Powder cause damage to the gut?

No, it does not damage your gut when prescribed for certain conditions. However, in some cases it can lead to gut damage if you take this medication along with sweetener like sorbitol (used to sweeten food). Using these together can cause narrowing of the gut wall and reduced blood flow to the gut wall. This may cause severe damage to your gut. Therefore, you should avoid using any sorbitol containing food while you take K-Bind Powder.

Q. Does K-Bind Powder cause damage to the gut?

No, it does not damage your gut when prescribed for certain conditions. However, in some cases it can lead to gut damage if you take this medication along with sweetener like sorbitol (used to sweeten food). Using these together can cause narrowing of the gut wall and reduced blood flow to the gut wall. This may cause severe damage to your gut. Therefore, you should avoid using any sorbitol containing food while you take K-Bind Powder.

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Address: Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
Country of origin: India
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