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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

Popular Brands: : Kayexalate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Kionex, Sps, Kalexate
Official FDA Reports23,821
Social Media Events6
Total Posts342
Avg. Review Score3.47/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
Approved Uses *
  • No other uses available

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Carolina Medical Products Co
  • Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Kvk Tech Inc
  • Paddock Laboratories Llc
  • Roxane Laboratories Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Kayexalate.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Side Effects

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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

Dysgeusia

I am diabetic with a degenerating kidney condition. I hate the taste of this stuff, but it has allowed me to keep more veggies in a diabetic diet.Do not take this drug at the same time as other medic...


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What is this?

Constipation

constipation


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What is this?

Pain

my bloodwork deeps comming back highpotassuim. Have been taking it wvery 2 weeks. This medication.I hurt in the kidney area but that boodwork was good alsohelp me figure why my lever is high. thank Yo...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dysgeusia

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 20, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I am diabetic with a degenerating kidney condition. I hate the taste of this stuff, but it has allowed me to keep more veggies in a diabetic diet.Do not take this drug at the same time as other medic...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 30, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Just started

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 7, 2009 @ 12:00 am

constipatio

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Sue in fdb.rxlist.com on May 18, 2009 @ 12:00 am

This medication does drop the levels of the potassium in the blood and does drop it quickly. If you have hyperkalemia, you need to watch what you eat as well. Potassium is in almost everything. Lee...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By ri2dia in fdb.rxlist.com on May 23, 2008 @ 12:00 am

my bloodwork deeps comming back highpotassuim. Have been taking it wvery 2 weeks. This medication.I hurt in the kidney area but that boodwork was good alsohelp me figure why my lever is high. thank Yo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By PsychiatricEarth in drugs.com on September 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Hi Willy, We always advise that when taking these types of medications that you allow the maintenance dose time to take effect. Usually it takes about 4-weeks for the effects to be noticed. General...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By WillyTrombone in drugs.com on August 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Lexapro start-up side effects returning Hello everyone, I have been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for a little under a month for anxiety and depression. I started on 5mg and went up to 7.5mg after 1...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By kbizz in ehealthforum.com on August 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

So glad someone posted this. I thought I was the only one and I have never really spoke of it to anyone except my mom when I was young but she thought I was just being a child. I only get this fast fe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anon_963 in forums.webmd.com on August 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I had is very bad--the pain was intense--primary put me on IBS meds--got worse! Then after a long time it began to ease and got 'ok'! However, after a colonoscopy for another problem, it came back an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anon_963 in forums.webmd.com on August 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Well, I replied to the wrong one-LOL I replied to a post from someone 7 years ago. Then realized it so got back to yours. Try Align probiotic--it's not cheap, but my gastro doctor told me 'no other...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.