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How does albuterol treat hyperkalemia?

Albuterol lowers the elevated potassium levels in the bloodstream that characterize hyperkalemia by pushing potassium into cells.  Although not an FDA-approved indication, Albuterol may be prescribed to treat patients suffering from hyperkalemia due to acute kidney failure.

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