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Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway kayexelate is used to decrease the pottassium level in the blood, mainly in patients with kidney disease and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (Definition)

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Granfather was prescribed kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 60gm and then 45gm today and 45gm tomorrow. Shouldnt he be having bm? How long does it take to start workingk?

Granfather was prescribed kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 60gm and then 45gm today and 45gm tomorrow. Shouldnt he be having bm? How long does it take to start workingk?

Kayex not for BM: Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a polystyrene salt resin designed to grab onto the excess potassium (dangerous for heart) while in the intestine. It is not to facilitate bm-it actually increases chance of constipation. So, if he is not having bm, don't rely on kayex to help with that. He will likely need other stimulant to help with bm--maybe lactullose etc..Consult his doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

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Are there any chemical agents that can lead to people becoming epileptic?

Are there any chemical agents that can lead to people becoming epileptic?

Lower Thresholds: There are substances that can lower the threshold for having a seizure. Some ssris, antiasthmatics, antibiotics, immunosuppressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, and bupropion have been shown to lower seizure threshold. Significant alcohol use can also lower the threshold, particularly when the alcohol is leaving the body or when combined with the other substances (e.g., bupropion). ...Read more

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What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?

What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?

Organic foods: Many commercially raised foods are sprayed with several chemicals, pesticides, fungicides and others e.g. Apples may have six or seven or more sprays of different agents, so that any one agent is below government safety limits. Rarely are studies of the effect of multiple chemicals and pesticides on the people in general. Best way to try to protect yourself is by using organic foods. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any other curing agents for resol resins rather than hexa (hexamethylentetramine)?

Please tell me if there are any other curing agents for resol resins rather than hexa (hexamethylentetramine)?

This sounds like a: chemistry question that doesn't fall within the scope of medicine. The only Resol that I am medically knowledgeable about is electrolyte solution. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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