Low Potassium (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Low Potassium Follow-up
Usually doctors recommend a certain dosage of potassium supplementation and arrange to have a repeat blood level taken 2-3 days later.
The doctor may consider switching to potassium-sparing diuretics (water pills) if the patient needs to continue taking diuretics for another condition.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Low Potassium
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Low Potassium (Hypokalemia):
Low Potassium - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your low potassium (hypokalemia)?
Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) - Diagnosis
How was the diagnosis of your low potassium (hypokalemia) established?
Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) - Causes
What was the cause of your low potassium?