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How does the drug Lokelma work?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on June 9, 2020.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

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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