RESOCAL contains a medicine called calcium polystyrene sulfonate. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘ion exchange resins’. RESOCAL is used to treat something called hyperkalemia “This is when there is too much potassium in your blood”. It works by removing this extra potassium to bring your levels back to normal. It is often given to people who have kidney problems and people on dialysis.
Adults (including the elderly)
- The usual dose is 15g (one spoonful) three or four times a day.
Into the back passage
- The usual dose is 30g (two spoonfuls) once a day.
In some cases, the medicine may be given both by mouth and into the back passage. This is where your potassium levels need to be lowered more quickly.
If your child cannot take the medicine by mouth, it may be given into the back passage.
- The daily dose is 1g for each kilogram of bodyweight.
- Once the medicine has started working the dose may be lowered to 0.5g daily for each kilogram of bodyweight.
RESOCAL is only given into the back passage
- The daily dose is between 0.5g and 1g for each kilogram of bodyweight
It is important to give the right dose for children and babies.
If too much is given, children and babies could get serious constipation.