Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate comes under a class of medications called potassium-removing agents. It helps treat hyperkalemia, where high potassium levels are in the body. This medication works by removing excess potassium from the body. Loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting are the common side effects.
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