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What is potassium?

Drug Name: POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENTS-ORAL
Uses: This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent or treat low amounts of potassium in the blood. A normal level of potassium in the blood is important so that your cells, nerves, heart, muscles, and kidneys work properly. Normal blood levels of potassium are usually achieved by eating a well-balanced diet. However, certain situations cause your body to lose potassium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with certain "water pills" (diuretics), a poor diet, or certain medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea especially with vomiting).
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by forte41, Jun 10, 2013
Hubby has been in the hospital with low potassium, so low that he coded. His pain is i...
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by sillyblindharper, Aug 12, 2012
by Gary Taubes. Gentle Mac told me about him. I've been ditching all flour and s...
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by susansuno, Jun 16, 2010 - 2 Comments
I did talk to the doc monday and he doesn't think symptoms related to sub. today...