Active Ingredient(s): Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
FDA Approved: * June 5, 1958
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Potassium Levels

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Kayexalate Overview

Polystyrene sulfonates are a group of medications used to treat high blood potassium.[1] Effects generally take hours to days.[1] 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.[1] These polymers are derived from polystyrene by the addition of sulfonate functional groups. Sodium polystyr...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kionex

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Would like to know what this medication is used for. I found a bottle of this in my refridgerator dated 1/06/05 and don't remember why my Dr. prescribed it. ## Would like to know some information about the medicatio ## Used in treatment of people with high potassium instead of Lasix. Pulls off Potassium ## The name brand for this is Kionex, here's a webpage with more information: Kionex Click Here


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
  • Powder: 15gm/bot, 453.6gm/bot, 454g, 454gm/bot
  • Powder for Reconstitution: 100%, 15g/60ml, 4.1meq/g
  • Suspension: 15g/60ml, 15gm/60ml, 30g/120ml, 50g/200ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Kayexalate: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 24987-075 Kayexalate 4.1 Meq/G Oral; Rectal Powder, for Suspension by Covis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 59212-075 Kayexalate 4.1 Meq/G Oral; Rectal Powder, for Suspension by Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Other drugs which contain Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate or a similar ingredient: (3 results)