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ACE inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly prescribed to older patients with hypertension, heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may increase serum potassium (K) levels. Cotrimoxazole, a common antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections, may also raise serum K levels, especially in patients also taking other drugs that raise serum K …
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