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Side effect(s) of Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate

Read the side effects of Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

The most common side effects of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate are-



Decreased potassium level in the blood

Edema or fluid accumulation in the body

Swelling of the ankles or feet

Heart rhythm abnormalities

Weight gain

Constipation



Taking sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for long-term may cause severe gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, loose stools, and pain in the stomach.

Other Precautions :  Patients registering for any X-ray diagnostic procedure should not take sodium zirconium cyclosilicate as the drug may be opaque to X-rays.

If a dose is missed, the patient must be advised to take the next usual dose at the next scheduled time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Drug Name : Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate generic Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate is prescribed for treating adult patients suffering from hyperkalemia or high potassium levels in the blood. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate acts as a selective potassium binder in the gastrointestinal tract; it works by reducing the concentration of potassium in the gastrointestinal lumen by binding with potassium thereby resulting in low blood potassium levels. Hyperkalemia is a medical condition in which the serum potassium concentration is higher than 5.5 mEq/L which occurs either due to excess total body stores or increased movement of potassium out of the cell. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate works very slowly and therefore should not be recommended as an emergency treatment for life-threatening hyperkalemia.
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