Hyperkalemia

  • Alternative Names

    High potassium; Potassium - high


    Prevention

    Treat disorders that may cause hyperkalemia promptly. Monitor serum potassium if you have one of these conditions.

    Your doctor should assess your kidney function before and while you take potassium supplements. You should not take these supplements unless you have adequate urine output and kidney function.


    References

    Seifter JL. Potassium disorders. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 118.