*Adjust the dose based on the serum K+ and the desired target range.
Begin by filling a measuring cup with 1/3 cup of water.
MIX half of the water with entire packet contents, then stir.
ADD the other half of the water and stir.
DRINK immediately. Add additional water and drink as needed to ensure entire dose is administered.
Take with or without food.
1/3 cup of water
*Drugs tested in in vitro binding studies. Drugs that showed an in vitro interaction were subsequently tested in vivo to determine dose separation. There was no interaction when VELTASSA and these drugs were taken 3 hours apart.
VELTASSA is indicated for the treatment of hyperkalemia.
Limitation of Use: VELTASSA should not be used as an emergency treatment for life‑threatening hyperkalemia because of its delayed onset of action.
Contraindications: VELTASSA is contraindicated in patients with a history of a hypersensitivity reaction to VELTASSA or any of its components.
Worsening of Gastrointestinal Motility: Avoid use of VELTASSA in patients with severe constipation, bowel obstruction or impaction, including abnormal post‑operative bowel motility disorders, because VELTASSA may be ineffective and may worsen gastrointestinal conditions. Patients with a history of bowel obstruction or major gastrointestinal surgery, severe gastrointestinal disorders, or swallowing disorders were not included in clinical studies.
Hypomagnesemia: VELTASSA binds to magnesium in the colon, which can lead to hypomagnesemia. In clinical studies, hypomagnesemia was reported as an adverse reaction in 5.3% of patients treated with VELTASSA. Approximately 9% of patients in clinical trials developed hypomagnesemia with a serum magnesium value <1.4 mg/dL. Monitor serum magnesium. Consider magnesium supplementation in patients who develop low serum magnesium levels.
Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥2%) are constipation, hypomagnesemia, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort and flatulence. Mild to moderate hypersensitivity reactions were reported in 0.3% of patients treated with VELTASSA and included edema of the lips.
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The VELTASSA Prescribing Information has been updated to remove the Boxed WARNING for binding to other oral medications.
Administer VELTASSA at least 3 hours before or 3 hours after other oral medications. Please see Section 12.3 for detailed drug interactions.