Calcium Polystyrene Sulfonate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Calcium Polystyrene Sulfonate?

(KAL see um pol i STI reen sul fo NATE)

• This medicine is used to treat high potassium levels.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

• Not hungry.

• Low potassium level. Signs...