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Potassium supplements have not been shown to cause problems in humans.

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  • Are there any other special considerations?
    Several diuretics cause potassium to be lost in the urine, and potassium supplements are usually taken together with these medications. Other classes of drugs can cause potassium levels to rise, including ACE-inhibitors, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and blood thinning agents such as heparin. Talk with your physician before taking potassium if you have any health conditions.

    is needed to maintain good health. Although a balanced diet usually supplies all the potassium a person needs, potassium supplements may be needed by patients who do not have enough potassium in their regular diet or have lost too much potassium because of illness or with certain medicines.

  • This review examines whether taking potassium supplements can be recommended for treating adults with high blood pressure from no known cause. The results of the trials varied a lot: some trials found potassium lowered blood pressure much more than a dummy drug (placebo), while others found little difference between potassium and placebo. Overall no significant reduction in blood pressure from taking potassium supplements was found.

    Are there any other special considerations?
    Several diuretics cause potassium to be lost in the urine, and potassium supplements are usually taken together with these medications. Other classes of drugs can cause potassium levels to rise, including ACE-inhibitors, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and blood thinning agents such as heparin. Talk with your physician before taking potassium if you have any health conditions.


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    This review examines whether taking potassium supplements can be recommended for treating adults with high blood pressure from no known cause. The results of the trials varied a lot: some trials found potassium lowered blood pressure much more than a dummy drug (placebo), while others found little difference between potassium and placebo. Overall no significant reduction in blood pressure from taking potassium supplements was found.

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How much, and what kind, does an adult need?
Although daily multivitamin supplements may contain tiny amounts of potassium as part of their multi-mineral complexes, Dr. Weil does not recommend potassium supplements, except as prescribed by a physician.