Expect Oral Meds to Be Given 3 Hours Before or After Potassium Binders

You'll hear about separating oral meds from the potassium binders, sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, etc) and patiromer (Veltassa).

The concern is that potassium binders could bind to other oral meds...and reduce absorption of the other drugs.

The latest recommendation is to take oral meds at least 3 hours before or 3 hours after sodium polystyrene sulfonate or patiromer. Alert your pharmacist if potassium binders are scheduled at the same time as other oral meds...especially if the potassium binder will be given every day.

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