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Drug Induced Hyperkalaemia

Listed below are some drugs that may cause hyperkalaemia (serum potassium concentration above 5.0 mmol/L)

  • Potassium-sparing diuretics and aldosterone antagonists
  • Beta blockers
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
  • Angiotensin receptor antagonists
  • Aliskiren
  • Digoxin at toxic levels
  • Heparin
  • Trimethoprim and co-trimoxazole
  • Ciclosporin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Potassium supplements or salts
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)


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