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Please explain why someone with hyperkalemia would be given?
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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions.
The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure.

In brief: See below
Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions.
The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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