A
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A DAILY DOSE OF VELTASSA

can help you today...

VELTASSA is a prescription medication used to treat high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia). It is not known if VELTASSA is safe and effective in children.

VELTASSA is a prescription medication used to treat high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia). It is not known if VELTASSA is safe and effective in children.

Important Safety Information

This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about Veltassa?

  • Veltassa may affect other medicines taken by mouth if they are taken too close together. This can cause you to have too little of other medicines in your body, which may affect the way your other medicines work. Take Veltassa at least 6 hours before or at least 6 hours after any other medicine taken by mouth.

  • Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

Who should not take Veltassa?

Do not take Veltassa if you are allergic to patiromer sorbitex calcium or any of the ingredients in Veltassa.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Veltassa?

Before you take Veltassa, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have problems having a bowel movement, including if you have severe constipation, a blockage (obstruction) in your bowel, or dry hard stool that will not pass out of your rectum (impaction)

  • have problems with your bowels after bowel surgery

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. See "What is the most important information I should know about Veltassa?"

What are the possible side effects of Veltassa?

Veltassa may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See "What is the most important information I should know about Veltassa?"

  • Low levels of magnesium in your blood (hypomagnesemia). Low levels of magnesium in the blood can occur when taking Veltassa. Your doctor will check the magnesium levels in your blood during treatment with Veltassa and may prescribe a magnesium supplement.

The most common side effects of Veltassa include: constipation, diarrhea, nausea, stomach-area (abdominal) discomfort, and gas.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Veltassa. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

General information about the safe and effective use of Veltassa

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not take Veltassa for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Veltassa to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Veltassa that is written for health professionals.

How should I take Veltassa?

  • Take Veltassa exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.

  • To mix a dose of Veltassa:

    • Pour 30 mL (1 ounce) of water into an empty glass or cup.
    • Carefully pour all of the packet contents into the glass or cup with the water. You may need more than 1 packet of Veltassa for your prescribed dose.
    • Stir the mixture well.
    • Pour 60 mL (2 ounces) of water into the glass or cup containing the mixture.
    • Stir the mixture well. The powder will not completely dissolve and the mixture will look cloudy.
    • Drink the mixture right away.
    • If any powder is left in the glass or cup after drinking, add more water, stir the mixture, and drink the mixture right away. Repeat as needed to make sure you take your entire dose of Veltassa.

  • Take Veltassa 1 time a day with food.

  • Mix Veltassa with water only. Do not take Veltassa that has not been mixed with water.

  • Do not heat, microwave, or add Veltassa to heated foods or liquids.

  • Prepare each dose of Veltassa separately.

  • Follow the diet that your doctor has prescribed for you.

The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk about Veltassa with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Please see Medication Guide and Prescribing Information.

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