Flashcards in Electrolytes Deck (3):
Name the most common drug causes of hyperkalaemia
K+ sparing diuretics (spironolactone, epleronone)
NSAIDs also add to this effect by reducing RAAS
1st step in managing hyperkalaemia?
Calcium gluconate 10% 10ml IV over 2 mins
(slower rate if on digoxin)
To stabilise cardiac membrane before lowering K+