sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)

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Classification of Kayexalate
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Therapeutic: hypokalemic, electrolyte modifiers Pharmacologic: cationic exchange resins
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sodium polystyrene sulfonate
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Kayexalate
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Indications of Kayexalate
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Severe hyperkalemia r/t metabolic acidosis
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Side Effects of Kayexalate
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GI: intestinal necrosis, constipation, fecal impaction
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Route of admin for Kayexalate
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Oral, Rectal
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Nursing Implications for Kayexalate
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Monitor for intestinal necrosis if sorbitol is added.

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