Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Decreased Potassium Home Care

Home care measures for hypokalemia include:

  • Drink plenty of liquids:
    • Sports drinks
  • Eat foods that contain potassium:
    • Tomatoes
    • Orange juice
    • Bananas
  • Take potassium supplements:
    • As directed by your doctor
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Decreased Potassium Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have hypokalemia and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Decreased Potassium References
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