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Revised: 6/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
KALIMATE Powder
 Active ingredient:
Calcium polystyrene sulfonate
 Dosage form:
faintly yellowish white to pale yellow powder
 Print on wrapping:
カリメート散, 5g, KALIMATE Powder

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is calcium type of cation-exchange resin. It exchanges potassium ions in the intestine for calcium ions of the medicine, prompts potassium excretion and lowers blood level of potassium.
It is usually used to treat hyperkalemia due to renal failure.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: intestinal obstruction, tendency of constipation, narrowing of colon lumen or gastrointestinal tract ulcer.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 15 to 30 g a day in two to three divided doses. Add a dose to 30 to 50 mL of water, stir up and take it. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include constipation, loss of appetite, nausea and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, melena [intestinal perforation, intestinal obstruction, large intestine ulcer]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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