What are the 4 aspects of treatment of hypokalemia (low potassium level)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

The treatment of hypokalemia has four facets, as follows:

  • Reduction of potassium losses

  • Replenishment of potassium stores

  • Evaluation for potential toxicities

  • Determination of the cause to prevent future episodes, if possible


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