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Revised: 10/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ARGAMATE 89.29% Granules 5.6g
 Active ingredient:
Calcium polystyrene sulfonate
 Dosage form:
slightly yellowish white to pale yellow granules
 Print on wrapping:
アーガメイト89.29%顆粒5.6g, 有効成分5g, 1包5.6g, 高カリウム血症改善剤, ARGAMATE 89.29% Gra.5.6g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine helps to evacuate the excessive potassium in your body by exchanging potassium ion in the intestine and calcium ion of this medicine.
It is usually used for the treatment of hyperkalaemia due to renal failure.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have intestinal obstruction.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 16.80 to 33.60 g (15 to 30 g of the active ingredient) daily, in 2 to 3 divided doses. Take a dose with water (about 30 to 50 mL) . The dosage may be adjustd according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, gastric discomfort and hypokalemia (lassitude, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs) . If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting [gastrointestinal perforation]
  • stoppage of stool, abdominal pain, abdomen enlarged feeling [intestinal obstruction]
  • abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena [large intestinal ulcer]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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