What is Hypokalemia?

Hypokalemia is a very low level of potassium in the blood. Symptoms include irregular heart beat, fatigue, muscle weakness, and possible high blood pressure.

Treatment for hypokalemia includes medications, increasing potassium intake, and intravenous potassium replacement. Common drug classes used to treat hypokalemia are aldosterone antagonists and potassium salts.

Savings Tips for Hypokalemia

  • Potassium Chloride vs. Potassium Citrate: What’s the Difference?

    September 21, 2018

    Potassium chloride and potassium citrate have similar names, so they should treat the same conditions, right? Not quite. While they are both supplements that contain potassium, the two actually have different uses, side effects and dosages, and cannot be substituted for each other.

    First, what is potassium chloride?

    Potassium chloride is used to treat hypokalemia, or low potassium levels, caused by diet, medications, diarrhea, sweating or some diseases. See More

  • What Type of Potassium Is Right for You?

    December 08, 2014

    Potassium chloride and its various formulations can be confusing—you may not even realize several different types exist until reading this today! When it comes to supplementing low potassium levels, there are a few oral options, but they are absorbed into your system in different ways. If one type is causing troublesome side effects for you, another version may work better.

    Does it matter which type I receive? Is there a difference in their absorption?

    Oral potassium can upset the stomach and possibly lead to stomach obstruction or lesions. See More

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Popular Hypokalemia Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Aldosterone Antagonists 8 See Prices
Potassium Salts 18 See Prices
Potassium Salts 18 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Hypokalemia Drug Classes

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