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A 56-year-old female asked about a 85-year-old female:

my mom 85 is low on potassium. in hospital getting pot. thru iv. she is very flushed and her arm throbs. normal? or... burning as infuses but ..

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Happens: Potassium iv infusion causes burning. There are some ways to work around it like slowing the infusion or diluting it more (if extra fluids don't hurt). The best way is to give by mouth if she can swallow and has no nausea or vomiting.

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Last updated Sep 22, 2017

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