I have been taking Kayexalate for years because of my
Veltessa is a newer generation drug and so far having good results...
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Well, the primary differentiation is Kayexalate is an age-old medication to reduce potassium levels while Veltessa is a much newer discovery. It also has shown significant cardio-renal (heart and kidneys) protection in kidney patients in the long run. So far whatever clinical trials have been run on Veltessa shown positive signs mostly (and also fewer side effects compared to Kayexalate)...
So, since your Nephrologist has prescribed this, I'd say it's a novel approach and you should give it a try...
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