This medication is typically used for an excess of potassium in the blood. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect after a few days.
This product must be used according to the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. For more information, read the instructions in the package carefully.
Do not take any medication in the 3 hours preceding or the 3 hours following the use of this resin. The resin could greatly reduce the absorption of other drugs.
Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. To ensure exact dosage, measure each dose with an accurate measuring device.
To ensure effectiveness, avoid taking an antacid at the same time.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.
Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.