Potassium is necessary to keep your muscles, nerves, and heart working well. It's also important for digestive and bone health.
Your blood potassium level should be 3.5 to 5.0 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).
Don’t delay. Call 911 or go to the emergency room. Sudden or severe high potassium can be a life-threatening condition. Seek immediate medical care.
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.
There are several reasons why you may have hyperkalemia. For some people, it may be caused by another health condition such as:
Hyperkalemia can also be caused by some medications.
Talk to your doctor to see if you need to modify your diet. Patients in the LOKELMA studies did not have to be on a low-potassium diet. As a general guide, here are some foods you may want to limit or avoid.
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What is the most important thing I should know about LOKELMA?
LOKELMA can cause swelling (edema) caused by fluid retention in your body (such as hands, ankles, feet).
If you are a hemodialysis patient:
What should I tell my doctor before taking LOKELMA?
Before taking LOKELMA, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including
What are the most common side effects with LOKELMA?
The most common side effect of LOKELMA is swelling in your body caused by fluid retention. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. LOKELMA may affect how some oral medicines work. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need to take LOKELMA 2 hours before or after other oral medicines.
LOKELMA is a prescription medication for the treatment of high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia) in adults.
Please see the full Prescribing Information for LOKELMA.
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