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Cation exchange resins

What are Cation exchange resins?

Cation exchange resins are used in medicine to remove an excess of a particular positively charged ion that has accumulated in the body. When the resin is administered to the patient the positively charged ions binds to the resin in an exchange for another positive ion. Once bound to the resin it passes through the system to be removed, resulting in a reduction in the level of the excess ion.

List of Cation exchange resins

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Veltassa (Pro)
Generic name: patiromer
10 reviews
Kionex (Pro)
Generic name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate
4 reviews
Lokelma (Pro)
Generic name: sodium zirconium cyclosilicate
2 reviews
Kayexalate (Pro)
Generic name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate
No reviews
Generic name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate
No reviews
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See also

Medical conditions associated with cation exchange resins:

Further information

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