Veltassa Side Effects
Generic Name: patiromer
Note: This document contains side effect information about patiromer. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Veltassa.
For the Consumer
Applies to patiromer: oral powder for suspension
Along with its needed effects, patiromer (the active ingredient contained in Veltassa) 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
- nausea or vomiting
- unusual tiredness or weakness
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 (stool)
- Abdominal or stomach discomfort
- bloated or full feeling
- excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
- passing gas
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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.