a nonabsorbable cation exchange resin that ☆binds colonic potassium in exchange for calcium, trapping potassium within the resin where it is then excreted in the feces.
often used for treatment of chronic hyperkalemia. (however, onset of action takes several hours, so it is not recommended as monotherapy in acute hyperkalemia)
GI disturbance, hypercalcemia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia
phosphate binder that ☆prevents phosphate absorption from the GI tract
hyperphosphatemia in CKD
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