Patiromer Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 26, 2020.
For the Consumer
Applies to patiromer: oral powder for suspension
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, patiromer may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking patiromer:
- loss of appetite
- mood or mental changes
- muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of patiromer may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Difficulty having a bowel movement
- Bloated or full feeling
- excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
- passing gas
- stomach discomfort
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to patiromer: oral powder for reconstitution
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Vomiting[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Approximately 4.7% of patients in clinical trials developed hypokalemia with a serum potassium value less than 3.5 mEq/L. Approximately 9% of patients in clinical trials developed hypomagnesemia with a serum magnesium value less than 1.4 mg/dL.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Veltassa (patiromer)." Relypsa, Inc., Redwood City, CA.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.