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1. Gastrointestinal adverse events with sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) use: a systematic review. (Abstract)

Gastrointestinal adverse events with sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) use: a systematic review. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate; Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) is a cation-exchange resin routinely used in the management of hyperkalemia. However, its use has been associated with colonic necrosis and other fatal gastrointestinal adverse events. Although the addition of sorbitol to sodium polystyrene sulfonate preparations was previously believed to be the cause

2013 The American journal of medicine

2. Kayexalate: What is it and does it work?

Kayexalate: What is it and does it work? Kayexalate: What is it and does it work? – Clinical Correlations Search Kayexalate: What is it and does it work? December 1, 2010 6 min read By Todd Cutler, MD Faculty Peer Reviewed A 62-year-old male is hospitalized with an acute congestive heart failure exacerbation. On hospital day three, the patient’s symptoms have significantly improved with twice daily furosemide 80mg IV. He is continued on IV diuretics and aggressive electrolyte repletion. On day (...) five of his admission, his basic metabolic panel is significant for a creatinine of 2.3 mg/dL (increased from 1.3 on admission) and a potassium concentration of 5.9 mEq/L. His EKG is unchanged from admission. His furosemide is discontinued and he is given 15g of Kayexalate. Overnight he has a large bowel movement. The next morning his creatinine is 1.9 mg/dL and his potassium is 5.1 mEq/L. Should Kayexalate be used in the management of hyperkalemia? Developed in the 1930s, .[1] Once introduced

2010 Clinical Correlations