Don't Rely on Potassium from Foods to Treat Hypokalemia

Questions often come up about how to manage hypokalemia in patients on diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, etc).

It's no surprise that diuretics are the most common cause of low potassium...when serum potassium is ≤ 3.5 mEq/L.

Suggest these strategies to manage hypokalemia due to diuretics.

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