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If a patient has hypernatremia, renal and hepatic dysfunction then is it useful to add potassium chloride to the person's normal saline IV?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: Maybe.

Tough question in a 91 year old.
There may be a reason for this but I suspect it is more related to the levels of potassium and or the acid base balance or medications or other therapies rather than to the sodium level.

In brief: Maybe.

Tough question in a 91 year old.
There may be a reason for this but I suspect it is more related to the levels of potassium and or the acid base balance or medications or other therapies rather than to the sodium level.
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Dr. Derek Isenberg
Would need to know all the electrolytes to make an educated suggestio
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