SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULPHONATE

Resonium A

Reviewed by Dorothy Cooper
February 1997
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Management of Sodium Polystyrene Sulphonate Administration

Description

Prescription

Administration

Rectal

  1. Mix each gram in 4 ml of water/glycerine. Do NOT heat mixture prior to administration. May change exchange properties.
  2. Administer via an 8 Fr. feeding tube.
  3. Insert 2.5-3.5cm into rectum.
  4. Elevate hips during administration. May need to hold buttocks together so body retains enema for approximately 20 minutes.

Observation and Documentation

  1. Monitor for signs of adverse effects.
  2. Monitor fluid balance.

Storage

Selected References

1 Greaney M, Saunders R (eds). NE Compendium: Detailed prescribing information. Auckland, Adis Press 1990; p902.
2 Pawlak RP, Hertfert LAT. Drug administration in the NICU. 2nd Ed 1991. Neonatal Network p248-249.