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What Are the Effects of High potassium levels?

A: potassium plays many parts in the working of the human body. It works to regulate muscle tissue, to the balance of the body''s electrical and chemical processes, and plays a part in the digestive system and metabolism. High potassium levels in the body can cause an irregular heartbeat, nausea, or a weak or slow pulse. In severe cases, it can even cause the heart to stop. High potassium levels, or hyperkalemia, has two causes. It can be caused by the body getting too much potassium, in food or medication, or the body releasing too much potassium into the blood stream. There are often no...
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low potassium diet handout

A: What do you mean by what section of people? Why is that important? potassium is a necessary mineral and it helps in the daily functioning of the body. potassium is required for the muscles to work properly. Moreover potassium is required for proper functioning of the nervous system. Why would you want to go on a low potassium diet in any case? It does not make any sense. Unless you have a major kidney problem or something like that then you are better of eating normal levels of potassium. Some medications may not go well with potassium and this has to be considered. @Pushti

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Does Cozaar cause low potassium and low sodium blood levels?

A: When reviewing the literature for Cozaar (losartan), I found no reference for decreased blood potassium or sodium. Cozaar is known to possibly cause increased potassium levels and generally sodium levels are unaffected. Without having a complete list of your medications, I would not know what else to consider, unless a water pill might be involved too. If you could resubmit your question with a list of all the medications you are currently taking one of our pharmacists would be happy to review it for you....


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potassium levels?

A: If I were you I would go see another DR!! To much potassium can be dangerous. The Pharmacist is right! Hre''s a good web site. WWW.NIH.GOV it''s a monster of a site, but it provides a wealth of informnation from genuine experts. (NIH is National Institute of Health.) I had this problem once, showed up on a routine blood test. Took a couple pills that would choke a horse, but that was the end of it. K+ (potassium) intake should be monitored carefully. First make sure that the pharmacy knows all the medications that you are taking. It''s always good to use the same pharmacy for consistency. Also at times a person can have many different doctors prescribing different medications. Having them all in one pharmacy can help raise warning flags or...


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low potassium with prednisone: Can Prednisone cause a low potassium?

A: Prednisone can cause a low potassium and this is a common side effect of chronic administration of the drug. Physicians prescribing it look for electrolyte imbalance and hypokalemia (as low potassium is called). Sodium retention with resultant edema, potassium loss, and high blood pressure may occur in patients receiving glucocorticoids (steroids). Taking a 10 mg dose of prednisone for a few months is considered a prolonged dose. With sarcoidosis you may need to have a steroid preparation for longer periods of time. Dietary salt restriction is advisable and potassium supplementation may be necessary. If your

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How can I lower my potassium level?

A: The normal potassium level in the body is 3.5 to 5.0 mEq/L, and ways to lower it, if you have hyperkalemia, are through a low-potassium diet; diuretics, such as Lasix (furosemide); medications that contain epinephrine or Ventolin/Proventil/ProAir (albuterol), which decrease potassium levels in the blood by moving it back into the cells; sodium bicarbonate, which is an antacid that works by ''pulling'' sodium out of the cells, which ''pushes'' potassium back into the cells; and cation exchange resins, such as Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate), which attach to potassium and remove it....


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low potassium with prednisone

A: Prednisone can cause a low potassium and this is a common side effect of chronic administration of the drug. Physicians prescribing it look for electrolyte imbalance and hypokalemia (as low potassium is called). Sodium retention with resultant edema, potassium loss, and high blood pressure may occur in patients receiving glucocorticoids (steroids). Taking a 10 mg dose of prednisone for a few months is considered a prolonged dose. With sarcoidosis you may need to have a steroid preparation for longer periods of time. Dietary salt restriction is advisable and potassium supplementation may be necessary. If your
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What Should Your potassium levels Be?

A: Normal lab vaulues for potassium are 3.5 mg/dl - 5.0 mg/dl. This is determined by a blood test. If you are concerned you should see a doctor. normal level range are 3. 5 and 5. 0 mmol/L. This can be affected by diet and medications taken such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like advil and beta-blockers like as propanolol and atenolol The normal levels should be 3. 5 throught 5. 0 mmol. If your potassium levels are low try eating bananas which are very high in potassium....


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Can Geodon cause high potassium levels?

A: Geodon (ziprasidone) is a medication that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Geodon belongs to a group of medications called atypical antipsychotics that work by lessening the effects of dopamine and serotonin in the brain that are typically elevated in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. According to the prescribing information for Geodon, both high and low levels of potassium were reported as rare side effects of the medication. High potassium levels were found to occur in 1 out of 1000 patients taking the medication during clinical studies. If you have any questions regarding your potassium

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What Should Your potassium levels Be?

A: Normal lab vaulues for potassium are 3.5 mg/dl - 5.0 mg/dl. This is determined by a blood test. If you are concerned you should see a doctor. normal level range are 3. 5 and 5. 0 mmol/L. This can be affected by diet and medications taken such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like advil and beta-blockers like as propanolol and atenolol The normal levels should be 3. 5 throught 5. 0 mmol. If your potassium levels are low try eating bananas which are very high in potassium....


 
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