How is potassium loss decreased in individuals with hypokalemia (low potassium)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Discontinue diuretics/laxatives

Use potassium-sparing diuretics if diuretic therapy is required (eg, severe heart failure)

Treat diarrhea or vomiting

Administer H2 blockers to patients receiving nasogastric suction

Control hyperglycemia if glycosuria is present

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