The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (Lokelma) for Hyperkalemia
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The FDA has approved sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma – AstraZeneca), an oral potassium binder that exchanges hydrogen and sodium for potassium in the gastrointestinal (GI) lumen, for treatment of non-life-threatening hyperkalemia in adults. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (SZC) is the third drug to be approved for this indication; sodium polystyrene sulfonate and patiromer (Veltassa) were approved earlier. ... more
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