One In Five Patients On Commonly Prescribed Diuretics Have Abnormal Sodium And Potassium Levels

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:00 AM EST

... One in five patients taking commonly prescribed diuretics for blood pressure or heart conditions end up with reduced sodium and potassium levels, which can lead to a range of health problems. Yet research just published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggests that as few as one in three patients have their electrolyte levels tested. ...