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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (Kayexalate)

Also known as Kayexalate

Polystyrene sulfonates are polystyrene sulfonic acid polysalts. In medical applications the counter ions are usually sodium and calcium. Polystyrene sulfonates are indicated as potassium binders in acute and chronic kidney disease for patients suffering from hyperkalaemia (abnormal high blood serum potassium levels), which may e.g. result in weakness or irregular heartbeat.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $56.73 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed sodium polystyrene sulfonate to treat hyperkalemia, acute kidney injury, weakness, and kidney failure.

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