Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate is a drug that binds potassium. Potassium binders are used to treat a problem called hyperkalemia, which is when you have way too much potassium in your blood. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate works promptly to decrease your potassium levels by binding to potassium in your digestive system tract, to ensure that it isn't soaked up into your blood stream. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with hyperkalemia. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate can cause swelling caused by liquid retention in your body. Tell your medical professional you are taking sodium zirconium cyclosilicate prior to having an abdominal X-ray as it may appear on the X-ray. Do not take sodium zirconium cyclosilicate if you dislike sodium zirconium cyclosilicate or any one of the other components in it. Before taking sodium zirconium cyclosilicate, tell your physician about all your medical problems, including.

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