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Revised: 7/2008

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 :
KAYEXALATE POWDER
 Active ingredient:
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate
 Dosage form:
yellowish brown powder
 Print on wrapping:
ケイキサレート散 KAYEXALATE POWDER TO-093

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is ion-exchange resin which exchanges potassium ions for sodium ions of the medicine. It excretes excess potassium ions and lowers blood potassium level.
It is usually used to treat hyperkalemia due to acute or chronic 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 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 30 g a day in 2 to 3 divided doses, by suspending the medicine in 50 to 150 mL of water. The dosage may be adjusted according to your symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If it is difficult to swallow this medicine, you may add sugar. However, avoid adding orange juice or other potassium-rich fruit juice since it may diminish medicinal effects.
  • Avoid taking this medicine by wrapping it in starch edible film or as powder form, since decrease in surface area for the adsorption of potassium may diminish medicinal effects.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, 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

  • Pay close attention not to become constipated during the treatment. If you become constipated, induce bowel movement by using an enema.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, nausea, edema, constipation, and vomiting. 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.
  • palpitation, shortness of breath, edema [induction of cardiac failure]
  • severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting [intestinal perforation, intestinal ulcer, intestinal necrosis]
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 the 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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