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A patient's fluid overload has required several doses of furosemide (Lasix). Which medication will be administered if the patient's serum potassium level is 2.8 mEq/L?
A)Potassium chloride
B)Calcium gluconate
C)Potassium carbonate
D)Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Furosemide is a potassium-depleting diuretic in which potassium chloride will be administered to prevent hypokalemia. Calcium gluconate and zinc gluconate will not be administered to the patient. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate would be administered with hyperkalemia not hypokalemia.

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