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A 25-year-old female asked:

Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? renal wasting of mg and k. when started mg serum potassium raised.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
No: Mg wasting may occur ALONG WITH Potasssium wasting but the two are not related unless KIDNEY damage occurs ..... Hope this helps Dr Z
Dr. Fareed Asfour
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Be careful: Taking Mg and K may be dangerous for certain people. If you are going to take these supplements, you need to be careful that your kidney function is normal to begin with and that you do not take too much. It is best to seek your doctor's advice especially as high potassium levels can be dangerous.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2015

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