What is the treatment for moderate hyperkalemia?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

If the patient has only a moderate elevation in potassium level and no ECG abnormalities, treatment is as follows:

  • Increase potassium excretion using a cation exchange resin or diuretics

  • Correct the source of excess potassium (eg, increased intake or inhibited excretion)


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