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Veltassa Dosage

Generic name: patiromer 8.4g
Dosage form: powder for oral suspension
Drug class: Cation exchange resins

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 17, 2021.

General Information

Administer Veltassa at least 3 hours before or 3 hours after other oral medications [see Drug Interactions (7) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Do not heat Veltassa (e.g., microwave) or add to heated foods or liquids. Do not take Veltassa in its dry form.

Recommended Dosing and Titration

The recommended starting dose of Veltassa is 8.4 grams patiromer once daily. Monitor serum potassium and adjust the dose of Veltassa based on the serum potassium level and the desired target range. The dose may be increased or decreased, as necessary, to reach the desired serum potassium concentration, up to a maximum dose of 25.2 grams once daily. The dose can be up-titrated based on serum potassium level at 1-week or longer intervals, in increments of 8.4 grams.

Preparation of Veltassa

Prepare each dose immediately prior to administration.

Measure 1/3 cup of water. Pour half of the water into a glass, then add Veltassa and stir. Add the remaining half of the water and stir thoroughly. The powder will not dissolve and the mixture will look cloudy. Add more water to the mixture as needed for desired consistency.

Drink the mixture immediately. If powder remains in the glass after drinking, add more water, stir and drink immediately. Repeat as needed to ensure the entire dose is administered.

Other beverages, or soft foods (e.g., apple sauce, yogurt, pudding) can be used instead of water to prepare the mixture by following the same steps as described above.

The potassium content of liquids or soft foods used to prepare the mixture should be considered as part of the dietary recommendations on potassium intake for each individual patient.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.