Drug interactions between Kayexalate and Kionex
|Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)|
|Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)|
Interactions between your drugs
Drug and food interactions
sodium polystyrene sulfonate food
Applies to: Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate), Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)
Foods high in potassium such as orange juice and other fruit juices may reduce the effectiveness of sodium polystyrene sulfonate in treating your condition. Do not mix sodium polystyrene sulfonate in fruit juice or drink fruit juice with it. Also, sodium polystyrene sulfonate may interfere with the absorption of other medications that you take by mouth, including both prescription medications such as antibiotics, blood pressure/heart medications and blood thinners, and over-the-counter products such as antacids and laxatives. This can lead to lower blood levels and reduced effects if you take them too closely together with sodium polystyrene sulfonate. It is recommended that you separate the dosing of sodium polystyrene sulfonate from other oral medications by at least 3 hours whenever possible. This interval should be increased to 6 hours if you have gastroparesis or other conditions that cause delayed emptying of food from the stomach into the intestine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'potassium-removing resins' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'potassium-removing resins' category:
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate (active ingredient in Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate))
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate (active ingredient in Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.