What Drugs Can Cause Hyperkalemia?

Medications That Can Decrease Potassium Excretion Include The Following:

  • Potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride)
  • NSAIDs.
  • ACE inhibitors.
  • Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Cyclosporine or tacrolimus.
  • Pentamidine.
  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
  • Heparin.
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What Is The Most Common Cause Of Hyperkalemia?

This falsely raises the amount of potassium in the blood sample, even though the potassium level in your body is actually normal. When this is suspected, a repeat blood sample is done. The most common cause of genuinely high potassium (hyperkalemia) is related to your kidneys, such as: Acute kidney failure.

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Medication That Can Cause Hyperkalemia

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