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Generic: sodium polystyrene sulfonate
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It is used to treat too much potassium in the body

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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or tar- like stool
  • breathing problems
  • confusion
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • increased thirst
  • muscle spasms or cramps
  • passing large amounts of urine
  • rectal or lower stomach pain
  • slowed or trouble thinking
  • unusual swelling or water retention
  • unusual muscle weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep in original container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. If stored in another container, store in the refrigerator and throw away after 14 days.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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