Electrolyte disturbances:

Indications for VELTASSA:

Hyperkalemia.

Limitations of Use:

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

Adult:

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:

Not established.

Boxed Warning:

Binding to other oral medications.

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.

Pharmacologic Class:

Potassium binder.

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 Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

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

Pricing for VELTASSA

30 packets of 8.4g carton (Qty: 1)
Appx. price $1098
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