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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are normal potassium levels in newborns?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Varies By Source: Reference ranges for potassium vary based on the lab. In general though, the approximate range is in the range of 3.7-5.9 meq/l or 3.7-5.9 mmol/l. For more information visit http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk307/. Please seek medical attention if you are concerned about abnormal potassium levels in an infant.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What potassium level is considered to be normal?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
3.5 to 5.0: Most labs will define normal as above. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are normal potassium levels?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
3.6-5 meq/L: Milliequivalent per liter or millimol/liter (mmol/l). If you live outside the us in a country that uses milligram/dl the number will be different. You need to know your potassium since it is very important if you have kidney disease.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to lower my potassium levels?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
High potassium level: A complete answer to your question is too long for the space given to me. You need to find out the cause of your high potassium (K) before you can find a way to treat it. Go to this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/definition/sym-20050776 for more information and you will likely get the answer you are looking for.

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