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How does amiloride boost the risk of getting too much potassium?

Amiloride is used to restore normal potassium levels in the bloodstream, so dosage and potassium levels must be carefully monitored for acceptable levels. If a patient has kidney issues or renal impairment, the risk of hyperkalemia (too much potassium) increases. Older patients, especially those with congestive heart failure or hypertension (high blood pressure) are at a greater risk of developing hyperkalemia when taking this medication.

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