1 What Is Kionex?

Brand: Kionex

Generic: Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

Kionex removes potassium from the blood. It is a sodium polystyrene sulfonate, which is a cation-exchange resin, and it helps get rid of extra potassium in the blood. It is also used to treat high levels of potassium in the blood, which is called hyperkalemia. Kionex is available in generic form, with some of the most common side effects being:

If you experience any of these after taking Kionex, consult a doctor immediately. Sometimes, the patient will have serious health issues, such as:

  • Muscle weakening or painful spasms
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Feeling mentally weak and disturbed
  • Swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet 

According to medical experts, the average daily dose of Kionex resin for adults is 15g to 60g.  The dosage can be divided into four parts, taking 15mg each time. The drug works effectively and it interacts with thyroxine, diuretics, digoxin, and lithium. Always consult a doctor about all the supplements and medications you use. Kionex can be safely prescribed for pregnant women. If it is passed to the infant through breastfeeding, its effects are not known.

Kionex can also cause serious side effects such as:

  • Pain or pulsating in the chest
  • Fast or uneven heartbeats
  • Feeling irritated or getting confused
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Severe muscle weakness
  • Pain while moving muscles
  • Dark, bloody, and sometime tarry stools
  • Pain in the lower stomach or rectum
  • Swelling of the body
  • Weight gain

In order to prevent constipation, one should have a proper diet that includes plenty of fiber. Drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. Consult the doctor and discuss any health issues when selecting a laxative. One should research laxatives before choosing one, because some should not be taken if other diseases are present. 

Most people do not have any side effects and are usually satisfied with the medication. If any serious side effects occur, talk to a doctor. These include muscle weakness/spasms; irregular heartbeats; which could lead to difficulty breathing; mental disturbance, which could cause irritation, confusion, negative thinking, and loss of memory; and pain, either all over the body or in particular areas.

Kionex is specifically made to overcome serious health issues. While treating the diseases, the drug may sometimes affect other body parts, such as the face, tongue, or throat. But most of the side effects of this drug are temporary and reduce with time.

In the event of serious side effects, you can report them to the FDA by either calling or by sending a detailed report of the health condition after taking the medication. 

Fecal Impaction

Kionex Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate can also cause gastric irritation. The drug can cause anorexia, which sometime results in nausea and vomiting. It can also induce stomach problems, such as constipation and diarrhea. The side effects mainly occur due to high dosages.

Larger dosages are avoided when giving the medication to elderly patients. The elderly are affected faster and will have serious health issues if the drugs are given without consulting doctors. The large dosages may also cause fecal impaction. Rare instances of colonic necrosis have been reported, and it could lead to intestinal obstructions. The intestinal obstructions occur due to the concretions of aluminium hydroxide, which is highly useful when combined with sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

Administrating fecal impaction by following rectal administration is particularly useful among children, as it helps them overcome health issues. The drug is very useful in combatting all types of problems relating to the stomach.

The use of gastrointestinal concretions, or bezoars, which are a form of oral administration, are highly effective in overcoming health issues. The advantage of the oral administration is that it is easy to take and more effective.

Kionex Consumer Information

Kionex works effectively against rare cases of acute bronchitis along with bronchopneumonia, which is associated with the inhalation of polystyrene sulfonate particles.

To know more about the medication Kionex (Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate), one can refer to the Food Department of America, which will provide all the details relating to the drug, its usefulness, and its side effects. The procedures for the use of the medications are also explained.

The Kionex Patient Information is also available by the Cerner Multum, Inc. and Kionex Consumer information, which gets all information relating to the medicine from First Databank, Inc. The drug can be used under license and is also subject to copyright.