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Are muscle cramps and weakness sign of low potassium?

Muscle cramps can be a sign of low potassium, and the only way to determine if you need an increase in your potassium dose is via blood work. Muscle cramps and weakness can also be a side effect of other medications. When you are on potassium, it is important for your physician to check your potassium level during routine blood work.

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