Suggest Low-Cost Treatments for High Potassium

The new potassium binder, Veltassa (vel-TAS-sah, patiromer), will raise questions about how to manage CHRONIC hyperkalemia.

We know ACEIs, ARBs, or aldosterone antagonists (spironolactone, etc) can raise potassium levels...especially in chronic kidney disease, etc.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, etc) is a potassium binder used for hyperkalemia...but it can raise sodium and cause GI side effects.

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