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Synonyms for sodium

a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group

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Gastrointestinal adverse events with sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) use: a systematic review.
Furthermore, nephrology nurses should conduct a medication review to assess whether the patient is on medications that may contribute to hyperkalemia, such as ACE Inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, potassium-sparing diuretics, or medications that may contribute to hypokalemia, such as fludrocortisone, furosemide, or sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kexelate) is a synthetic resin that theoretically exchanges sodium ions for potassium ions in the gut, thereby increasing potassium excretion in stool.
After a rapid change in the ECG again (back to the baseline rhythm), sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) 1 g/kg with 5 cc sorbitol resin was administered as an enema every 6 hours to lower the potassium as it shifts back out of the cells.
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate[R]) is most commonly used, although an alternate agent, calcium polystyrene sul-fonate (Resonium Calcium[R]) is also available in Canada.
Dietary reduction of potassium intake, use of loop diuretics, correction of metabolic acidosis, and use of sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) can be used to treat hyperkalemia.
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) powder may be mixed with which of the following juices: