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KALICEPT 15GM SACHET

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Composition FOR KALICEPT

Polystyrene Sulfonate(15gm)

food interaction for KALICEPT

alcohol interaction for KALICEPT

pregnancy interaction for KALICEPT

lactation interaction for KALICEPT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Kalicept 15gm sachet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Kalicept 15gm sachet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR KALICEPT

Polystyrene Sulfonate(15gm)

Uses

Kalicept 15gm sachet is used in the treatment of increased potassium levels in blood
It is often given to patient who has kidney problems and patient on dialysis.

How it works

Kalicept 15gm sachet binds with excess potassium which is excreted in the feces, decreasing the potassium levels in the blood.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased calcium level in blood

SUBSTITUTES FOR KALICEPT

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Expert advice FOR KALICEPT

  • Do not use magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia) or sorbitol along with polystyrene sulfonate.
  • Do not use if you have low potassium levels in blood.
  • Do not use in patients with risk of developing constipation or impaction (bowel blockage).
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of disease conditions such as severe congestive heart failure, severe high blood pressure, and kidney disease or marked swelling.
  • Inform your doctor if you are on sodium-restricted diet.
  • Consult your doctor before taking polystyrene sulfonate if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR KALICEPT

Polystyrene Sulfonate

Q.

What is polystyrene sulfonate?
Polystyrene sulfonate is used for treatment of hyperkalemia (high levels of blood potassium). Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q.

Does sodium polystyrene sulfonate work?
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate works at the prescribed dose and duration for treatment of hyperkalemia as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)