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Hyperkalemia (cont.)

Hyperkalemia Medications

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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2015

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