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Generic Name: Patiromer [ PAT-iROE-mer]
Brand Name: Veltassa
Dosage Format: Oral powder for reconstitution (16.8 grams; 25.2 g; 8.4 g)
Drug Class: Cation exchange resins

What is Patiromer?

Patiromer is prescribed to adult patients to manage hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in their blood).Patiromer is also used by adults for reasons that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Patiromer

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you show symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Patiromer could result in severe adverse effects. Contact your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Low magnesium—dizziness, irregular heartbeats, feeling jittery, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, coughing, or choking feeling

Common negative effects of patiromer can include:

  • Constipation, diarrhea;
  • Stomach discomfort, nausea,

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Only use according to the directions. Talk to your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergy.

Do not take other medications by mouth for 3 hours prior to or 3 hours following the time you have taken patiromer.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use patiromer if you are allergic to it or if you suffer from

  • Bowel obstruction;
  • Bowel problems that result from surgery; operation;
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Severe constipation that is severe;
  • Low levels of magnesium are present in the blood.

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take Patiromer?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instruction sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage. Be sure to take your medicine exactly according to the instructions. Patiromer is generally consumed once a day, without or with food.

Patiromer oral tablets should be mixed with water prior to consumption. Mix it well, then take it all right now. To ensure that you receive the full amount, add a small amount of water to the glass, stir gently, and then drink immediately and repeat the process as needed.

Do not mix the patiromer oral paste with hot liquids or hot food items. Don't dry the powder without mixing it with water.It is possible to mix the protein powder with other drinks or soft foods such as yogurt, apple sauce, or pudding instead of drinking water.

When you are taking a patiromer, your blood needs to be checked regularly, and your dosage could be adjusted based on the results.

You might need to adhere to an individualized diet. Follow the advice of your physician or dietitian. Know about the food items you should avoid eating.Keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Don't open a medicine bottle until you are in a position to mix a dose.If stored at room temperature, far from heat and moisture, it is recommended to use the medication within 3 months.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperkalemia:

Initial dosage: 8.4 g orally once per day.
Monitor serum potassium levels and adjust dosage according to 8.4 mg increments over 1-week intervals, based on the serum potassium levels and your desired range of target
Dosage for maintenance: 8.4 to 25.2 mg/day
Maximum dose: 25.2 g/day
It is not recommended to be employed as an emergency treatment for hyperkalemia that is life-threatening because it takes a long time to take effect.
This drug should be taken within 3 to 4 hours prior to or 3 hours following other oral medications.
Use: in the treatment of hyperkalemia.

What happens If I miss a dose?

The medication should be taken at the speed you're capable, however avoid delayed doses, especially if you're nearing the date to take your next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The overdose can cause lower potassium levels (leg cramps, constipation, fluttering around your chest, increased thirst, or urination). You may also experience numbness, muscle weakness, tingling, or a tingly feeling.

What should be avoided?

Be sure to avoid taking any other medication within 3 hours prior to or after taking the medication. The proton pump inhibitor drug can make it more difficult for your body to absorb any other medications you consume by mouth.

Interaction with other drugs

The proton pump inhibitor drug can make it difficult for the body to absorb other medications that you consume by mouth. If you are taking any of these medications, be sure to take them three hours before or immediately after the use of patiromer.

  • Telmisartan;
  • Bisoprolol, carvedilol, and nebivolol;
  • Ciprofloxacin;
  • levothyroxine;
  • Metformin;
  • Mycophenolate;
  • Quinidine;

This list isn't complete, and a variety of other medications could cause the same problem. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included here.