A 78-year-old male asked:
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S Potassium is 5.54 mmol/l. Doc prescribed Losartan Potassium for HTN & CKD. Will it further increase S. Potassium level? Isn't Telmisartan better?

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Dr. Jasdeep Dalawari
20 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Both may increase your potassium. I would try hydrochlorothiazide if it is for blood pressure. This will decrease your potassium. Or, recheck your potassium; it may not be as high as that.
Answered on Oct 26, 2014
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