How does the drug Lokelma work?
Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on June 9, 2020.
Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) is an insoluble, non-absorbed sodium zirconium silicate agent that binds to potassium in the blood and acts as a highly selective potassium-removing agent.
It is used to treat high potassium (hyperkalemia) in adults. Hyperkalemia is associated with common conditions including chronic kidney disease, heart failure and diabetes.
Lokelma is available as a powder for oral suspension.
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