KalexateActive Ingredient(s): Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
FDA Approved: * March 30, 2009
Pharm Company: * KVK TECH
Category: Potassium Levels
Polystyrene sulfonates are a group of medications used to treat high blood potassium. Effects generally take hours to days. They are also used to remove potassium, calcium, and sodium from solutions in technical applications. Common side effects include loss of appetite, gastrointestinal upset, constipation, and low blood calcium. These polymers are derived from polystyrene by the addition of sulfonate functional groups. Sodium polystyr... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.