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Manufacturer:

Mega Lifesciences

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ca polystyrene sulfonate
Indications/Uses
Treatment of hyperkalaemia associated w/ anuria & severe oliguria; patients requiring dialysis & on regular haemodialysis or prolonged peritoneal dialysis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Oral 15 g tid-qid. Rectal 30 g once daily. Childn Oral Initially 1 g/kg body wt daily in 3-4 divided doses. Maintenance dose: 0.5 g/kg body wt daily in 3-4 divided doses. Rectal Same as adult dose. Infant Rectal 0.5-1 g/kg body wt.
Contraindications
Obstructive bowel disease; conditions associated w/ hypercalcemia eg, hyperparathyroidism, multiple myeloma, sarcoidosis, metastatic carcinoma.
Special Precautions
Discontinue if constipation occurs; do not use Mg-containing laxatives. Avoid aspiration which may lead to bronchopulmonary complication. Concomitant use w/ Al hydroxide & digoxin. Do not treat rapidly severe hyperkalemia alone. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Gastric irritation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fecal impaction, intestinal obstruction, hypokalemia, hypercalcemia.
Drug Interactions
Reduced absorption of tetracycline. 
ATC Classification
A12AA - Calcium ; Used as dietary supplements.
V03AE01 - polystyrene sulfonate ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in the treatment of hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia.
Presentation/Packing
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Packing/Price
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