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Was diagnosed with hypokalemia after taking florinef (fludrocortisone). Same day i had blood work for nt-probnp. Could low potassium cause high bnp? Mine was high

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Dr. Robert Sorrentino
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Florinef (fludrocortisone)

Florinef (fludrocortisone) causes salt and fluid retention.
The fluid retention may cause a rise in bnp. Suggest you discuss result with your md. Lowering of the potassium is a known side effect of Florinef (fludrocortisone) use.

In brief: Florinef (fludrocortisone)

Florinef (fludrocortisone) causes salt and fluid retention.
The fluid retention may cause a rise in bnp. Suggest you discuss result with your md. Lowering of the potassium is a known side effect of Florinef (fludrocortisone) use.
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