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Drug Induced Hypokalaemia

Listed below are some drugs that may cause hypokalaemia (serum potassium concentration below 3.5mmol/L)

  • Laxatives (excessive use)
  • Diuretics
  • High dose beta 2 agonists
  • Theophylline
  • High dose penicillins
  • Gentamicin
  • Amphotericin
  • Echinocandin antifungals
  • High dose insulin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Cisplatin
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Parecoxib


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