LOKELMA has a unique crystal lattice structure that is highly selective for K+ capture1,2

Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate StructureSodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate Structure

  • LOKELMA preferentially captures K+ and exchanges it for hydrogen and sodium1
  • In vitro, LOKELMA has a high affinity for K+ ions, even in the presence of other cations, such as calcium and magnesium1
  • LOKELMA does not use calcium as a counter ion in exchange for K+2

LOKELMA works in the lumen of the small and large gastrointestinal tracts* resulting in the early capture of K+1,2

intestine imageHow the LOKELMA Potassium Binder Works as a Hyperkalemia Treatment in the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • LOKELMA is not a polymer. It is insoluble and does not expand in water, so it is not expected to swell within the gastrointestinal tract2
  • LOKELMA is not systemically absorbed1,2
  • Fecal potassium excretion is increased through the binding of potassium in the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract1
  • Binding of potassium reduces the concentration of free potassium in the GI lumen, thereby lowering serum potassium levels1

Clinical pharmacology does not correlate with efficacy or safety.

GI=gastrointestinal.

*Based on simulated intestinal fluid.2

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LOKELMA® (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) 10 g FOR ORAL SUSPENSION

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:

  • Gastrointestinal Adverse Events in Patients with Motility Disorders: Avoid LOKELMA in patients with severe constipation, bowel obstruction or impaction, including abnormal post-operative bowel motility disorders. LOKELMA has not been studied in patients with these conditions and it may be ineffective and may worsen gastrointestinal conditions
  • Edema: Each 5 g dose of LOKELMA contains approximately 400 mg of sodium. In clinical trials of LOKELMA, edema was generally mild to moderate in severity and was more commonly seen in patients treated with 15 g once daily. Monitor for signs of edema, particularly in patients who should restrict their sodium intake or are prone to fluid overload (eg., heart failure or renal disease). Advise patients to adjust dietary sodium, if appropriate. Increase the dose of diuretics as needed

ADVERSE REACTIONS: The most common adverse reaction with LOKELMA was mild to moderate edema. In placebo-controlled trials up to 28 days, edema was reported in 4.4%, 5.9%, 16.1% of patients treated with 5 g, 10 g and 15 g of LOKELMA once daily, respectively vs 2.4% of patients receiving placebo.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: LOKELMA can transiently increase gastric pH. In general, oral medications with pH-dependent solubility should be administered at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after LOKELMA. Spacing is not needed if it has been determined the concomitant medication does not exhibit pH-dependent solubility.

INDICATION AND LIMITATION OF USE

LOKELMA is indicated for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults.

LOKELMA should not be used as an emergency treatment for life-threatening hyperkalemia because of its delayed onset of action.

Please see full Prescribing Information for LOKELMA.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LOKELMA® (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) 10 g FOR ORAL SUSPENSION

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:

  • Gastrointestinal Adverse Events in Patients with Motility Disorders: Avoid LOKELMA in patients with severe constipation, bowel obstruction or impaction, including abnormal post-operative bowel motility disorders. LOKELMA has not been studied in patients with these conditions and it may be ineffective and may worsen gastrointestinal conditions
  • Edema: Each 5 g dose of LOKELMA contains approximately 400 mg of sodium. In clinical trials of LOKELMA, edema was generally mild to moderate in severity and was more commonly seen in patients treated with 15 g once daily. Monitor for signs of edema, particularly in patients who should restrict their sodium intake or are prone to fluid overload (eg., heart failure or renal disease). Advise patients to adjust dietary sodium, if appropriate. Increase the dose of diuretics as needed

ADVERSE REACTIONS: The most common adverse reaction with LOKELMA was mild to moderate edema. In placebo-controlled trials up to 28 days, edema was reported in 4.4%, 5.9%, 16.1% of patients treated with 5 g, 10 g and 15 g of LOKELMA once daily, respectively vs 2.4% of patients receiving placebo.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: LOKELMA can transiently increase gastric pH. In general, oral medications with pH-dependent solubility should be administered at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after LOKELMA. Spacing is not needed if it has been determined the concomitant medication does not exhibit pH-dependent solubility.

INDICATION AND LIMITATION OF USE

LOKELMA is indicated for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults.

LOKELMA should not be used as an emergency treatment for life-threatening hyperkalemia because of its delayed onset of action.

Please see full Prescribing Information for LOKELMA.