peanut

Potassium

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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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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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Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

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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.

 

Thanks

Celia

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