What is Kiklin (Bixalomer) used for?
Note that this product is manufactured in Japan and does not contain any English documentation.
Kiklin (Bixalomer) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from hyperphosphatemia caused by kidney dialysis. It is a phosphate-binder that attaches itself to excess phosphates in the digestive tract to be eliminated through excretions. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Kiklin (Bixalomer)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Kiklin (Bixalomer) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is usually taken each day, but the best dosage will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole along with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not crush or split the tablets to prevent destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Kiklin (Bixalomer)?
Side effects that may occur while using Kiklin (Bixalomer) include:
More serious side effects that may occur while using the medication are flu symptoms, severe constipation, or discolored stools. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage to prevent further health problems such as lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not use Kiklin (Bixalomer) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to bixalomer, or if you have a bowel obstruction. You are also suggested to inform your physician about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause complications during treatment to ensure any required adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent unexpected complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Kiklin (Bixalomer). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.