Reactions (Side Effects):
bowel necrosis, bowel obstruction, constipation, diarrhea
hypokalemia, nausea, vomiting
orally, rectally: Dose individualized depending on the daily assessment of
total body potassium
Each dose of the powdered resin is usually given PO as a suspension in
water or in a syrup such as sorbitol.
The amount of fluid may range 20-100 ml, depending upon the
dose, or 3-4 ml per gram of resin.
Suspensions should be freshly prepared and not stored longer
than 24 hours. The powder
should not be mixed with liquids that contain large amounts of
potassium, such as orange juice.