Information about Polystyrene Sulfonate
Polystyrene sulfonate uses
Polystyrene Sulfonate is used in the treatment of increased potassium levels in blood. It is used in patients with kidney problems and on dialysis.
How polystyrene sulfonate works
Polystyrene Sulfonate binds with excess potassium which is excreted in the feces, decreasing the potassium levels in the blood.
Common side effects of polystyrene sulfonate
Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased calcium level in blood
Available Medicine for Polystyrene Sulfonate
- ₹85Lupin Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹75Ipca Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Polystyrene Sulfonate
- 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 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.