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Calcium Resonium 99.934% w/w Powder for Oral/Rectal Suspension
Calcium Resonium® 99.934% w/w Powder for Oral/Rectal Suspension
calcium polystyrene sulfonate
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1. What Calcium Resonium is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Calcium Resonium
3. How to use Calcium Resonium
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Calcium Resonium
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Calcium Resonium contains a medicine called calcium polystyrene sulfonate.
This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘ion exchange resins’.
Calcium Resonium is used to treat something called ‘hyperkalaemia’. This is when there is too much potassium in your blood. It works by removing this extra potassium to bring your levels back to normal. It is often given to people who have kidney problems and people on dialysis.
Do not use this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Calcium Resonium.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Calcium Resonium if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Calcium Resonium.
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines. This includes medicines you can buy without prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Calcium Resonium can affect the way other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Calcium Resonium works.
In particular, check with your doctor if you are taking the following medicines:
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Calcium Resonium.
Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per 15g dose, that is to say essentially ‘sodium free’.
Your doctor or nurse will normally give you this medicine. Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with you doctor if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is:
Adults (including the elderly)
Into the back passage
In some cases, the medicine may be given both by mouth and into the back passage. This is where your potassium levels need to be lowered more quickly.
If your child cannot take the medicine by mouth, it may be given into the back passage.
Calcium Resonium is only given into the back passage
It is important to give the right dose for children and babies. If too much is given, children and babies could get serious constipation.
It is unlikely that your doctor or nurse will give you too much medicine. Your doctor and nurse will be checking your progress, and checking the medicine that you are given. Ask them if you are not sure why you are getting a dose of medicine.
Your doctor or nurse will give instructions about when to have your medicine.
It is unlikely that a dose will be missed. If you think that you may have missed a dose, talk to your doctor or nurse.
Keep using Calcium Resonium until your doctor tells you to stop. If you stop using Calcium Resonium, your illness may come back.
Your doctor may do regular blood tests while you are taking this medicine. This is to check the levels of salts (potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium) in your blood.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
This medicine will be kept by your doctor or pharmacist in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it. Store in a dry place.
Do not use Calcium Resonium after the expiry date which is stated on the container. The expiry date refers to the last date of that month.
Do not throw away medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Calcium Resonium is a cream or light brown coloured, fine powder. It is supplied in containers of 300g with a 15g scoop.
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This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in 07/2022
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