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Are over-the-counter medications available for hyperkalemia?

Only medical professionals should treat individuals with hyperkalemia, and there are no over-the-counter medications available to lower potassium levels safely. Hyperkalemia is usually an emergency situation requiring hospitalization. The condition is life threatening and can cause abnormal beating of the heart and cardiac arrest.

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