Don't Rely on Potassium from Foods to Treat Hypokalemia

Now that chlorthalidone is being used more for hypertension, questions are coming up about how to manage hypokalemia due to thiazides.

Chlorthalidone has a reputation for frequently causing hypokalemia...serum potassium level ≤ 3.5 mEq/L.

But don't let this fear keep you from using chlorthalidone...especially for resistant hypertension. It lowers BP more than hydrochlorothiazide...and has more evidence of reducing CV events.

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