Sorbisterit: Uses, Presentation, Administration, Side Effects, Precautions and Interactions

It is used in treating hyperkalemia, in patients with kidney problems, and patients undergoing dialysis.

Sorbisterit powder is also used for hypocalcemiahypophosphatemia, cardiovascular health, hypocalcemia , osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, and other conditions.

This medication may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide.

Sorbisterit contains calcium as an active ingredient. Sorbisterit powder works by healing the weakening of the bones and for better absorption. Fresenius Kabi-Germany manufactures Sorbisterit powder.

Information about Sorbisterit powder uses, composition, dosage, side effects, and reviews are detailed below.

Presentation and availability

Sorbisterit powder is available in the following form:

Sorbisterit powder – packages: 1 vial.


Sorbisterit for oral/rectal suspension is a container with 500 g of powder. 1 g of powder contains 759 – 949 mg of calcium polystyrene sulfonate, corresponding to 1.8 mmol of calcium; saccharose.

Use as directed by your doctor. Keep the container tightly closed to protect it from moisture. The expiration date after the first opening is 25 days.

The Sorbisterit offers an alternative to the existing patented product at a lower cost. The dosage of Sorbisterit and the current proprietary product differ as the strength of the active ingredient varies slightly.

Uses of Sorbisterite

To treat hyperkalemia in patients with acute and chronic renal failure, including patients on dialysis.

Sorbisterit powder is used for the treatment, control, prevention, and improvement of the following diseases, conditions, and symptoms:

  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypophosphatemia.
  • Cardiovascular health.
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypophosphatemia.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin D deficiency.

Sorbisterit powder can also be used for purposes not mentioned here. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice it, and do not use it more than the prescribed dose.

How long do I need to use Sorbisterit before I see an improvement in my conditions? website users have reported> 3 months and two days as the most common time to see improvements in their conditions.

These times may not reflect what you experience or how you should use this medicine. Check with your doctor to see how long you need to use Sorbisterit powder.

Should I use Sorbisterit on an empty stomach, before eating, or after eating?

Users have more commonly reported using Sorbisterit powder after food.

However, this may not reflect how you should use this medicine. Follow your doctor’s advice on how to use this medicine.


Use Sorbisterit as directed by your doctor.

Special care is necessary when using it in infants and newborn babies, as

too high a dose or incorrect dilution can cause the resin to have too strong an effect.

Special care is necessary for subjects with low body weight, especially in neonates, due to gastrointestinal bleeding and the risk of death (necrosis of the colon).

Sorbisterit side effects

The following is a list of possible side effects with all of the ingredients that make up Sorbisterit powder. This is not an understandable list. These side effects are possible, but they don’t always happen.

Some of the side effects can be rare but serious. See your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects, especially if they don’t disappear.

  • Constipation.
  • Kidney stones
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting at higher doses.
  • Disturbance in heart rhythm.
  • Slow heart rate
  • Gas or bloating

Check for these effects on your body when using Sorbisterit. Sorbisterit powder can also cause side effects that are not mentioned here.

If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You can also report side effects to your local food and drug management authority.

Precautions when using Sorbisterit

Essential points of advice are listed below.

Consult your doctor in case of allergies, diarrhea, stomach or intestinal problems, heart disease, hypercalciuria, hyperparathyroidism, sarcoidosis, kidney failure, or infection associated with hypercalcemia.

Consult your doctor if you have questions about how much calcium to take each day.

Do not give calcium sorbisterit injectable to children, the elderly, or during pregnancy.

Sorbisterit powder interactions

If you use other medications or over-the-counter products simultaneously, the effects of Sorbisterit powder may change.

Tell your doctor about all the medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so your doctor can help you prevent or control interactions with other medicines.

Sorbisterit powder may interact with the following medications and products:

  • Amlodipine.
  • Docusate.
  • Levothyroxine.
  • Metoprolol.

Can Sorbisterit powder be used for hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia?

Yes, hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia are among the most commonly reported uses for Sorbisterit powder. Please do not use Sorbisterit for hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia without consulting with your doctor.

Hypersensitivity to Sorbisterit powder is a contraindication. Also, you should not use Sorbisterit powder if you have the following conditions:

  • Urine calcium levels are higher than usual.
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypophosphatemia.
  • Kidney problems
  • Kidney stones
  • Overactive parathyroid gland.
  • Renal calculus.
  • Thinning or weakening of the bones.

Please note that this drug may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient.