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Patient receiving potassium chloride SR concurrently with spironolactone?

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by Elven_RN Elven_RN, ASN (Member)

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I had a patient that was receiving both potassium chloride and spironolactone...which I know is a potassium sparing drug, so can anyone tell me why she was receiving both?

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Pretty much what the previous poster said, if a k was 3 you would still give potassium while also giving spironolactone. You probably would just want to monitor the k depending on the dose received

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What were her lab results? Was she having any ectopy? Did she recently have a significant loss of potassium from vomiting, diarrhea, etc.?

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