Proper Use

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Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

To use:

  • Empty the contents of the packet into a glass filled with 3 tablespoons or more of water.
  • Stir well and drink immediately.
  • If some powder is still in the glass, add more water. Stir and drink it right away. Repeat as needed to make sure you get your full dose.

If you are taking other medicines, use sodium zirconium cyclosilicate 2 hours before or 2 hours after these medicines. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate may keep other medicines from working properly.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (powder for suspension):
    • For treatment of hyperkalemia:
      • Adults—At first, 10 grams (g) 3 times a day for up to 48 hours. For patients receiving dialysis, the dose is usually 5 g once a day taken on non-dialysis days. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.


Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.