How soon after taking potassium will my levels improve?

The time it takes for your potassium levels to improve depends on many factors. The type of potassium supplementation that you use, as well as your dose, will be decided by your doctor based on the reason for your potassium deficiency. Your doctor will see you for a number of follow-up visits, during which he or she may use laboratory tests to confirm that your treatment is working as desired.

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