When introducing additives to Glucose solution aseptic technique must be used. All of the subjects had measurements of sodium, potassium and calcium while on HyperK-Cocktail infusion.
Compared to published outcome studies of patients treated for hyperkalemia, the mean plasma potassium of our patients treated with the HyperK-Cocktail was comparable at hour 1 and trended lower for hours 2—8 Table 4.
Despite the frequency and potential severe sequelae of hyperkalemia, treatment is often delayed even in an intensive care unit ICU setting [ 2 ]. The intravenous infusion device and administration equipment must be frequently monitored.
Timely treatment is often more difficult to initiate in children secondary to the need to calculate doses and prepare medications based on body size. Article Navigation.
None of the subjects had rebound hyperkalemia during HyperK-Cocktail infusion, but two did have rebound hyperkalemia after the infusion was stopped.
Advance article alerts. If HyperK-Cocktail is initiated in a peripheral i. When a medicinal product is added, the nature of the drug and its use during pregnancy and lactation have to be considered separately. Albuterol and insulin for treatment of hyperkalemia in hemodialysis patients. Google Scholar.
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No interaction studies have been performed. This process was repeated for hours 3—8. The one subject with hypoglycemia Subject 2 had concurrent gram-negative sepsis that can explain his transient hypoglycemia. The solution is contra-indicated in patients presenting with: The safety of potential additives should be considered separately.