Uses

This medication is used to treat a high level of potassium in your blood. Too much potassium in your blood can sometimes cause heart rhythm problems. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate works by helping your body get rid of extra potassium.

How to use

Read the product instructions and directions from your doctor or pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Shake the bottle well before using.

You may warm the suspension container to body temperature; however, do not heat this medication because doing so may change how well it works.

Follow instructions for the use of a cleansing enema before using this medication.

Use sodium polystyrene sulfonate rectally as an enema as directed by your doctor, usually every 6 hours as needed. Keep the enema in the rectum for several hours, if possible.

Use a non-sodium-containing cleansing enema after each dose as directed.

The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not use more of this medication or use it for longer than directed because your potassium blood level may drop too low.

Keep all laboratory and medical appointments so your doctor can check your potassium blood level.

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