Electrolyte disturbances:

Indications for: VELTASSA


Limitations of Use:

Not for emergency treatment for life-threatening hyperkalemia due to its delayed onset of action.

Adult Dosage:

Give at least 3hrs before or 3hrs after other oral medications. Take without regard to food; mix with water. Initially 8.4g once daily. Adjust dose in 8.4g increments as needed at ≥1-week intervals to obtain desired serum potassium target range; max 25.2g/day.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

Boxed Warning:

Binding to other oral medications.

VELTASSA Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid in severe constipation, bowel obstruction or impaction, abnormal post-op bowel motility disorders. Monitor serum potassium, magnesium. Consider magnesium supplementation if low serum levels develop.

VELTASSA Classification:

Potassium binder.

VELTASSA Interactions:

May reduce absorption and efficacy of other oral medications; separate dosing by at least 3hrs.

Adverse Reactions:

Constipation, hypomagnesemia, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, flatulence.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-use packets (8.4g)—4, 30; (16.8g, 25.2g)—30