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Doctor insights on: Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Dosage

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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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

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Is it dangerous to eat food accidentally cooked on polystyrene?

Is it dangerous to eat food accidentally cooked on polystyrene?

Possibly...: If the polystyrene has been designated microwave safe, then it most likely is safe. However, some forms of polystyrene break down more easily than others with heat, and toxins from the plastic might enter the food. If some other form of cooking than microwave was used that has a higher temperature (such as inadvertent cooking in a frying pan, grill, or oven) then i would not eat the food. ...Read more

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Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

No: If you truly have kidney disease and not just a backache, do not use naproxen or any other NSAID. These agents can compromise kidney function. ...Read more

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