How are sources of potassium intake identified and removed in the treatment of hyperkalemia ((high serum potassium levels)?

Updated: Apr 09, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Identify and remove sources of potassium intake. Discontinue oral and parenteral potassium supplements. Remove potassium-containing salt substitutes. Examine the patient’s diet. Change the diet to a low-potassium tube feed or a 2-g potassium ad-lib diet.

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