Kayexalate and Lokelma For the Management of Hyperkalemia

Introduction 1.     Hyperkalemia is defined by a serum or plasma potassium level > 5 mEq/L  2.         Elevated potassium (K) levels may present with: a. Electrocardiographic (ECG) changes causing life-threatening arrythmias, AND/OR b. Muscle weakness or paralysis  Hyperkalemia may be caused by increased K intake, intracellular K shifts, or impaired K excretion Neuromuscular weakness, […]