How is the serum potassium level related to the serum magnesium level in the 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 serum potassium level is difficult to replenish if the serum magnesium level is also low. Look to replace both.


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