Journal article

Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate for Treatment of Hyperkalemia: An 11-Month Open-Label Extension of HARMONIZE

Simon D Roger, Bruce S Spinowitz, Edgar Lerma, Bhupinder Singh, David K Packham, Ayman Al-Shurbaji, Mikhail Kosiborod

American Journal of Nephrology | KARGER | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (SZC; formerly ZS-9) is a selective potassium (K+) binder for treatment of hyperkalemia. An open-label extension (OLE) of the -HARMONIZE study evaluated efficacy and safety of SZC for ≤11 months. METHODS: Patients from HARMONIZE with point-of-care device i-STAT K+ 3.5-6.2 mmol/L received once-daily SZC 5-10 g for ≤337 days. End points included achievement of mean serum K+ ≤5.1 mmol/L (primary) or ≤5.5 mmol/L (secondary). RESULTS: Of 123 patients who entered the extension (mean serum K+ 4.8 mmol/L), 79 (64.2%) completed the study. The median daily dose of SZC was 10 g (range 2.5-15 g). The primary end point was achieved by 88.3% of patients, and 100%..

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