Think of Lokelma and Veltassa as Similar to Kayexalate for High Potassium

Lokelma (loh-KEL-mah) and Veltassa (vel-TAS-sah) will be new Rx options to treat chronic high potassium levels, or hyperkalemia.

Think of Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) and Veltassa (patiromer) as similar to sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, etc) or calcium polystyrene sulfonate (Resonium Calcium).

They're all "potassium binders" that bring down potassium levels by binding potassium in the gut...and removing it from the body.

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