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How can I monitor my potassium level?

Your doctor will do a simple blood test to check your potassium level.

You can ask them to do this at every appointment. A potassium level over 5.0mEq/L
is classed as high potassium (hyperkalemia).1

How can I monitor my potassium level?
How is high potassium treated?

How is high potassium treated?

There are different options that your doctor may consider when managing and treating your high potassium.

You can discuss with them which of the following approaches is most suitable for you:

The treatment approaches outlined above  are not applicable for acute high potassium, as this will require treatment in an emergency setting.4 

Talk to your doctor about which high
potassium approach is right for you

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How should I take my
potassium binders?

If you and your doctor decide that potassium binders are the most suitable treatment for you, it is important to take them regularly as prescribed to help protect your health.

Discuss your high potassium with your doctor at every visit and get them to check your potassium level each time. This will help you keep track of how well your treatment is working so you can feel more confident that your condition is being controlled effectively.

How should I take my potassium binders?

Download the 'Personal Record' and
'Talking to your Doctor' documents, to
help prepare for your next appointment

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References

1. Rastegar A, et al. Postgrad Med J 2001;77:759–64. 2. Jin A, et al. BMJ Open 2020;10:e039472. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039472. 3. Khanagavi J et al. Arch Med Sci 2004;10(2):251–7. 4. Dunn JD, et al. Am J Manag Care 2015;21:S307–15. 5. Chaitman M, et al. P T 2016;41(1):43–50.