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Suggest medicine to reduce potassium levels

Dear Doctor, my potassium level is 6.1. My KFT, TMT, Echo is normal, with serum tryglyserides 230.I take ecosprin AV 75 as a precautionary medicine as have a family history of heart attack. I am 50 years old. could you advise any medicine to reduce potassium levels please. I smoke and drink.
Fri, 2 Jan 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your potassium level increased mildly. Mainstay of treatment is to enhance the potassium excretion. Calcium, insulin, glucose can me helpful.But all are temporary measures. Definitive loss of excess potassium can be achieved only with cation exchange resins or dialysis. Any external potassium supplements should be stopped
Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
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