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Medications for Hyperkalemia

About Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia is a condition caused by higher than normal levels of potassium in the bloodstream.

Drugs used to treat Hyperkalemia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
calcium gluconate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: calcium gluconate systemic

Brand name:  Cal-GLU

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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sodium bicarbonate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium bicarbonate systemic

Brand name:  Neut

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes, urinary pH modifiers

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Lokelma Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: sodium zirconium cyclosilicate systemic

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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Humulin R Rate Add review
OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

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insulin regular Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Brand names:  Humulin R, Novolin R

Drug class: insulin

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sodium zirconium cyclosilicate Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: sodium zirconium cyclosilicate systemic

Brand name:  Lokelma

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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sodium polystyrene sulfonate 7.8 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate systemic

Brand names:  Kionex, Kalexate

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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Veltassa 4.7 8 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: patiromer systemic

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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Kionex 8.7 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate systemic

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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patiromer 4.7 8 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: patiromer systemic

Brand name:  Veltassa

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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Kalexate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate systemic

Drug class: cation exchange resins

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Neut Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes, urinary pH modifiers

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Novolin R Rate Add review
OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

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calcium chloride Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: calcium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Cal-GLU Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: calcium gluconate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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