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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

    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
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