What should I tell my doctor?TOP
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- blockage in your bowel
- dry, hard stool that will not pass out of your rectum
- history of low levels of magnesium in the blood
- problems with your bowels after surgery
- severe constipation
- an unusual or allergic reaction to patiromer, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this drug?TOP
Take this medicine by mouth. Measure 1/3 cup of water. Pour half of the water into a glass. Pour all of your packet contents into the glass. You may need more than 1 packet for your dose. Stir the mixture. Pour the remaining water into the cup containing the mixture. Stir well. The powder will not completely dissolve and will look cloudy. If the mixture is too thick, you can add more water. Drink the mixture right away. If any powder is left, add more water, stir and drink the mixture. Repeat as needed to make sure you take your entire dose. Take with food. Do not heat this medicine or add to heated foods or liquids. Do not take this medicine in its dry form. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking it except by your doctor's advice.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?TOP
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I store this drug?TOP
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 to 46 degrees F). If stored at room temperature, use within 3 months of being taken out of the refrigerator. Avoid exposure to heat above 40 degrees C (104 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.