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Comment from: deepdiver, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

I had a potassium level of 5.7 when tested before an operation. The doctor said I needed to bring it down prior to surgery. I was prescribed one dose of Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder). Pharmacy only dispenses 1 pound at $97. Upon consulting the doctor again, he said to just drink lots of water and avoid high potassium foods. Will retest later today, hope it works.


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