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Are over-the-counter medications available for hypokalemia?

The treatment for hypokalemia is potassium supplementation to raise the levels of potassium in the blood. Supplements containing potassium are available over-the-counter, but should be used under the supervision of a health professional. If potassium levels are raised too quickly or too high, another condition that can be very serious called hyperkalemia results.

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