... POLYSTYRENE (Kayexalate®) treats a condition called hyperkalemia, in which there is too much potassium in the body (blood). Polystyrene is an ion-exchange resin that loses sodium ions, that are replaced by potassium ions. Polystyrene powder can be made into an oral suspension (to be taken by mouth) or into an enema (for rectal use). Generic polystyrene powder is available. ...
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Polystyrene sulfonate Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is a type of polymer and ionomer based on polystyrene. It may be prepared by polymerization or copolymerization of sodium styrene sulfonate or by sulfonation of polystyrene. Use in medicine Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate®, Kionex®) is a medication used to treat high potassium levels. It may be taken orally or by rectum, as an enema, and functions as a potassium-binding resin in the intestines. Typical doses range from 15- ...
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