Medications for hyperkalemia can include:
- Diuretics to increase potassium excretion in the urine.
- Drugs such as epinephrine and
albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil, AccuNeb, Vospire, ProAir) that act on beta-2 adrenergic
receptors have been used to decrease potassium levels in the blood by increasing
its movement back into cells.
- Cation-exchange resins are drugs that bind potassium and lead to its
elimination via the gastrointestinal tract.
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