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FDA Medwatch Alert: Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Recommends Separating Dosing

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is recommending that patients avoid taking the potassium-lowering drug sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) at the same time as other medicines taken by mouth. A study found that sodium polystyrene sulfonate binds to many commonly prescribed oral medicines, decreasing the absorption and therefore effectiveness of those oral medicines. To reduce this likelihood, we recommend ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requires Drug Interaction Studies

Posted 22 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is requiring the Kayexalate manufacturer to conduct studies to investigate Kayexalate’s potential to bind to other medications administered by mouth – drug interactions that could affect how well the other medications work. The approved labeling for Kayexalate describes its potential to decrease absorption of lithium and thyroxine; however, extensive drug-drug interaction studies with K ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Suspension

Posted 16 Jul 2008 by Drugs.com

[Posted 07/16/2008] Roxane Laboratories, Inc. informed healthcare professionals of the recall of two lots of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Suspension, USP, 15 g/60 mL Unit dose bottles (NDC 0054-0165-51; lot 856396A Exp April 2010, and lot 856693A Exp May 2010), a product used to treat hyperkalemia. A sample of one of the affected lots tested positive for a strain of yeast, which could potentially ...

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