Sodium polystyrene sulfonateSSodium polystyrene sulfonateSodium polystyrene sulfonateEnglishPharmacyNANACardiovascular systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-20T04:00:00Z000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>Find out how sodium polystyrene sulfonate works.</p><p>Your child needs to take medicine called sodium polystyrene sulfonate (say: so-dee-um pol-ee-STY-reen SUL-fon-ate). This information sheet explains what sodium polystyrene sulfonate does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have while taking it.</p><h2>Before giving sodium polystyrene sulfonate to your child</h2> <p>Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child:</p> <ul> <li>has an allergy to sodium polystyrene sulfonate</li> <li>is on a low-salt diet</li> <li>has heart disease</li> <li>has an obstructive bowel disease (a disease that causes a blockage in their bowel).</li> </ul><h2>How should you give your child'sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you, even if your child seems better.</p> <h3>Powder sodium polystyrene sulfonate</h3> <ul> <li>Measure the dose in the special device provided by the pharmacy.</li> <li>Mix the powder very well in at least half a glass of water. Do not mix it with fruit juice, as the juice may cause it not to work.</li> <li>Have your child drink the mixture.</li> </ul> <p>Note: Do not give the powder through a feeding tube, even if your child normally uses it. The powder may cause the tube to clog up.</p> <h3>Liquid sodium polystyrene sulfonate</h3> <ul><li>Shake well before use.</li> <li>Measure the dose in the syringe or measuring cup provided by the pharmacy.</li> <li>Have your child drink the liquid on its own. It may not work if you mix it with fruit juice.</li> </ul><h2>What should you do if your child misses a dose sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>For many patients, this drug is prescribed on an "as needed" basis. If your child needs to take it regularly, follow these steps.</p> <ul><li>Your child can take the missed dose as soon as you or they remember it.</li> <li>If it is almost time for the next dose, your child can skip the missed dose. They can take the next dose at the regular time.</li> <li>Your child should never take two doses to make up for the missed dose.</li> </ul><h2>What are the possible side effects of sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Your child may have some side effects while they take sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Check with your child's doctor if the following side effects do not go away or if they bother your child:</p> <ul> <li>stomach upset (bloating, nausea or vomiting)</li> <li>constipation (hard stool or 'poo' )</li> <li>loss of appetite.</li> </ul> <p>Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can sometimes cause more serious side effects. Most of these are not common, but they may be a sign of a serious problem.</p> <p>Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to the nearest Emergency Department if they have any of these side effects:</p> <ul> <li>severe skin rash or hives (raised, red itchy areas on the skin)</li> <li>trouble breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath</li> <li>swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat</li> <li>black, tarry or bloody stools</li> <li>severe constipation or stomach pain</li> <li>severe weakness or tiredness.</li> </ul><h2>What safety measures should you take when your child is taking sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before giving your child any other medicines (prescription, non-prescription, herbal or natural products).</p> <p>Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can interfere with how the body absorbs some other medicines. Because of this, your child should take it at least two hours before or after them.</p> <p>Some of the side effects listed above are caused by high levels of sodium or low levels of potassium in your child's blood. Your child will be checked now and then to make sure their sodium and potassium levels are in a safe range.</p><h2>What other important information should you know about sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2><ul><li>Keep a list of all medicines your child is taking to show the doctor or pharmacist.</li><li>Do not share your child's medicine with others and do not give anyone else's medicine to your child.</li><li>Keep sodium polystyrene sulfonate at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do not store it in the bathroom, as heat and steam can damage it. You should also keep it away from heat sources in the kitchen.</li><li>Keep sodium polystyrene sulfonate out of your child's sight and reach.</li><li>Do not keep any medicines that are out of date. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to throw away outdated or leftover medicines.<br></li></ul>

 

 

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate239.000000000000Sodium polystyrene sulfonateSodium polystyrene sulfonateSEnglishPharmacyNANACardiovascular systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-20T04:00:00Z000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>Find out how sodium polystyrene sulfonate works.</p><p>Your child needs to take medicine called sodium polystyrene sulfonate (say: so-dee-um pol-ee-STY-reen SUL-fon-ate). This information sheet explains what sodium polystyrene sulfonate does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have while taking it.</p><h2>What is sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is a medicine that lowers <a href="/Article?contentid=220&language=English">potassium</a> levels in the blood. It comes as a powder or a liquid.</p> <p>You may hear sodium polystyrene sulfonate called by its brand name, Kayexalate.</p><h2>Before giving sodium polystyrene sulfonate to your child</h2> <p>Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child:</p> <ul> <li>has an allergy to sodium polystyrene sulfonate</li> <li>is on a low-salt diet</li> <li>has heart disease</li> <li>has an obstructive bowel disease (a disease that causes a blockage in their bowel).</li> </ul><h2>How should you give your child'sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you, even if your child seems better.</p> <h3>Powder sodium polystyrene sulfonate</h3> <ul> <li>Measure the dose in the special device provided by the pharmacy.</li> <li>Mix the powder very well in at least half a glass of water. Do not mix it with fruit juice, as the juice may cause it not to work.</li> <li>Have your child drink the mixture.</li> </ul> <p>Note: Do not give the powder through a feeding tube, even if your child normally uses it. The powder may cause the tube to clog up.</p> <h3>Liquid sodium polystyrene sulfonate</h3> <ul><li>Shake well before use.</li> <li>Measure the dose in the syringe or measuring cup provided by the pharmacy.</li> <li>Have your child drink the liquid on its own. It may not work if you mix it with fruit juice.</li> </ul><h2>What should you do if your child misses a dose sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>For many patients, this drug is prescribed on an "as needed" basis. If your child needs to take it regularly, follow these steps.</p> <ul><li>Your child can take the missed dose as soon as you or they remember it.</li> <li>If it is almost time for the next dose, your child can skip the missed dose. They can take the next dose at the regular time.</li> <li>Your child should never take two doses to make up for the missed dose.</li> </ul><h2>What are the possible side effects of sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Your child may have some side effects while they take sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Check with your child's doctor if the following side effects do not go away or if they bother your child:</p> <ul> <li>stomach upset (bloating, nausea or vomiting)</li> <li>constipation (hard stool or 'poo' )</li> <li>loss of appetite.</li> </ul> <p>Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can sometimes cause more serious side effects. Most of these are not common, but they may be a sign of a serious problem.</p> <p>Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to the nearest Emergency Department if they have any of these side effects:</p> <ul> <li>severe skin rash or hives (raised, red itchy areas on the skin)</li> <li>trouble breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath</li> <li>swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat</li> <li>black, tarry or bloody stools</li> <li>severe constipation or stomach pain</li> <li>severe weakness or tiredness.</li> </ul><h2>What safety measures should you take when your child is taking sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2> <p>Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before giving your child any other medicines (prescription, non-prescription, herbal or natural products).</p> <p>Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can interfere with how the body absorbs some other medicines. Because of this, your child should take it at least two hours before or after them.</p> <p>Some of the side effects listed above are caused by high levels of sodium or low levels of potassium in your child's blood. Your child will be checked now and then to make sure their sodium and potassium levels are in a safe range.</p><h2>What other important information should you know about sodium polystyrene sulfonate?</h2><ul><li>Keep a list of all medicines your child is taking to show the doctor or pharmacist.</li><li>Do not share your child's medicine with others and do not give anyone else's medicine to your child.</li><li>Keep sodium polystyrene sulfonate at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do not store it in the bathroom, as heat and steam can damage it. You should also keep it away from heat sources in the kitchen.</li><li>Keep sodium polystyrene sulfonate out of your child's sight and reach.</li><li>Do not keep any medicines that are out of date. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to throw away outdated or leftover medicines.<br></li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/ICO_DrugA-Z.pngSodium polystyrene sulfonateSodium polystyrene sulfonate

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