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Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium) Topic Guide

Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium) Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium): Hyperkalemia is high potassium in the blood. Causes of hyperkalemia include diseases of the kidneys or adrenal glands, or some medications. Symptoms including muscle weakness, fatigue, tingling, or nausea may not appear until levels of potassium are extremely high. Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms.

Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

triamterene Triamterene

Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting to...learn more »

spironolactone Spironolactone

Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting...learn more »