Zirconium silicate

Drug Profile

Zirconium silicate

Alternative Names: Lokelma; Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate; UXSi-9; Ziconite; Zircon; ZS; ZS 9

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator ZS Pharma
  • Class Heavy metals; Minerals; Silicates; Transition elements
  • Mechanism of Action Potassium binding modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preregistration Hyperkalaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 18 Sep 2017 AstraZeneca plans a phase I trial for Hyperkalaemia (In volunteers) in Hong Kong (PO) in October 2017 (NCT03283267)
  • 10 Jul 2017 AstraZeneca announces intention to submit regulatory filings for Hyperkalaemia in Japan in 2019 (AstraZeneca pipeline, July 2017)
  • 27 Jun 2017 Phase-III clinical trials in Hyperkalaemia in Japan (PO) (JapicCTI-173629)
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