×
MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
 
 
 
 
 
GET - On the App Store
View
Drug Guide
 
 

Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

 
Bookmark
  •  
    Oral
    Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
    Resonium A 
     
    Useful for patients with hypercalcaemia
    • Mechanism of Action

    • A resin that binds to potassium ions within the gut and releases sodium ions, resulting in reduced absorption of potassium.
    • Pharmacology

    • Each gram of resin is expected to bind approximately 1mmol of potassium.

Clinical Use

    • Indications

    • Severe hyperkalaemia.
    • Adverse Effects
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
    • Gastrointestinal ischaemia
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now