Kayexalate Medication – Severe Side-Effects May Prompt Thousands of Lawsuits

Drug Injury

End stage renal disease comes with numerous challenges, with one of these being elevated levels of certain compounds or minerals in one’s blood. Biological systems are required to be at homeostasis, or achieve a delicate balance in order to function normally. Hyperkalemia is the increase in potassium in one’s blood which can be fatal if not treated in a timely manner. This is because potassium has the potential to accumulate in heart and other organ tissues, causing cardiac arrest and failure, as well as multi-organ damage. A drug that is used to “mop up” potassium from the bloodstream, however, may lead to severe, life-threatening complications if taken in concert with other medications.

Were you or a loved one hurt by Kayexalate? If so, you may be able to file a Kayexalate drug injury lawsuit to recover money damages. It is alleged that the makers of this drug failed to warn people like you as well as medical professionals about the dangers of concomitant prescription of Kayexalate and other medications, since it has now been shown that the drug can bind to other drug molecules, decreasing their effectiveness. Please call 1 (773) 825-3547 and speak with an attorney today for free for more information on how to file a claim.

Kayexalate Dose – How Does Kayexalate Work?

Kayexalate, also known as sodium polysteryne sulfonate, hit the market in the late 50’s, and it is usually administered orally or via a rectal enema. It goes to work by binding with potassium floating around in one’s intestines, and removes it via the body’s normal excretory processes.

In September 2017, the FDA issued a statement urging those in the medical profession not to prescribe Kayexalate to be taken with other medications.

Here are commonly taken medications one should not take with Kayexalate:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Furosemide
  • Amlodipine
  • Warfarin
  • Phentyoin
  • Metoprolol

The FDA has informed prescribing physicians to inform patients to wait at least three hours before taking Kayexalate, and up to six hours if a patient suffers from delayed gastric emptying. In addition, it has ordered that Kayexalate manufacturers update their labels to indicate dosing information.

Kayexalate for Hyperkalemia – You May Be Able to File a Lawsuit  

If you’ve been harmed as a result of a Keyaxalate drug interaction, you may be able to file a lawsuit to receive financial compensation so you can take care of your present and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even funeral costs as well as loss of future income in case a breadwinner family member dies due to taking this potassium lowering drug. At McCready Law, we’ve recovered millions in compensation for our clients, and we’d like to put our 70+ years of experience to work for you. Please call our pharmaceutical lawsuit attorneys NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for your free and no-commitment consultation into your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.