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#1 peanut


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:37 PM

I know prednisone requires a person to take extra calcium. Is there anything, meds, or otherwise that might cause a potassium shortage, or may require me to take extra potassium?


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:58 PM

Diuretics and certain laxatives can remove potassium. My dad takes a regular diuretic for hypertension and he eats a banana every day to replace the potassium loss.
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:11 AM

Hi Peanut,

I am also on Prednisolone, my Rheumatologist prescribed me 600mg Caltrate for Calcium and also I have take a Vitamin D Tablet with the Caltrate, as the caltrate is easily absorbed with the vitamin d.


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:16 PM

Are you having a potassium crisis?