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Articles by Grace Earl, PharmD

A new look at managing hyperkalemia in high-risk patients

Earl, Grace

Nursing Critical Care. 15(3):25-34, May 2020.

Two medications that bind potassium in the gastrointestinal tract are indicated for hyperkalemia management. Patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate have been studied in patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and heart failure. Recent studies have examined the role of potassium binders as maintenance therapy to control hyperkalemia in high-risk patients.