Veltassa Side Effects
Generic name: patiromer
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 26, 2020.
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
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
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
- 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
Gastrointestinal events were generally mild to moderate and did not appear to be dose related. They often resolved spontaneously or with treatment. During clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse reactions leading to discontinuation included vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, flatulence
Frequency not reported: Vomiting[Ref]
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- Drug class: cation exchange resins
- FDA Approval History
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Veltassa (patiromer)." Relypsa, Inc., Redwood City, CA.
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