What causes increased potassium excretion?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Increased excretion may be due to the following:

  • Medications (eg, diuretics, antiretroviral agents, antibiotics; see Etiology)
  • Polyuria
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

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