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AstraZeneca Reports Approval Of Lokelma In Japan For Treatment Of Hyperkalaemia

AstraZeneca plc (AZN.L,AZN) said the company's Lokelma has been approved in Japan for the treatment of patients with hyperkalaemia. The company noted that Lokelma is the first innovative non-resin potassium binder to be approved in Japan. The approval was based on positive results from stand-alone studies in Japan and global clinical trial programmes. It was also supported by DIALIZE, a global trial for end-stage renal disease patients on haemodialysis.

Lokelma is approved for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in the US, EU, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Russia and Japan.

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