A 72-year-old male asked:
does losartan + hydrochlorothiazide combination increase s. potassium level? what might be it's alternative for a dm, htn, ckd & psoriasis patient?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on Ckd : Losartan may rise potassium and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may lower it. Because of opposing effects potassium may stay stable/ normal. But net effect depends on degree of CKD. Potassium may be higher in advanced CKD.
Answered on Aug 29, 2017
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