SHIFTY MEDICINE: Kayexalate is a potentially harmful therapy to treat hyperkalemia

Kayexalate is a potentially harmful therapy to treat hyperkalemia, it has a slow onset action (if at all) and doubtful efficacy. It also carries risk of life threatening gastrointestinal complications. There is NO CONVINCING EVIDENCE that Kayexalate increases fecal potassium losses.

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