Polystyrene Sulfonate

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

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    Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    1 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

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.

Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)