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Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate

What is Lokelma used for?

This medication is used to treat high levels of potassium in the blood. It works by binding to potassium in the gut. This medication does not work right away, and should not be used to treat life-threatening high levels of potassium. High potassium levels can cause symptoms such as nausea, muscle weakness/tiredness, irregular heartbeats, or paralysis.


Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate


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Lokelma Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. If you are taking other medications, take them at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking this medication. Your doctor may direct you to start taking this medication 3 times a day for the first 48 hours, then decrease to once daily, or once every other day. Patients on dialysis should only take this medication on non-dialysis days. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor will order blood tests to monitor your response to this medication.

This medication must be mixed before taking. Open the packet and pour the contents into a drinking glass with about 3 tablespoonfuls or more (45 milliliters or more) of water. Stir, then drink the mixture right away. If there is any powder left in the glass, add more water, stir and drink again. Repeat until no powder is left in the glass to make sure you take all of it.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Lokelma Dosage and Form Information

Powder In Packet
10 G
5 G