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Treatment of hyperkalaemia with intravenous salbutamol.
  1. I A Murdoch,
  2. R Dos Anjos,
  3. G B Haycock
  1. Department of Paediatric Cardiology, United Medical and Dental School, Guy's Hospital, London.


    Thirteen children with hyperkalaemia were treated by intravenous infusions of salbutamol, 4 micrograms/kg over 20 minutes. Reductions in the mean (SD) plasma potassium concentrations, of 1.48 (0.5) and 1.64 (0.5) mmol/l were obtained at 40 and 120 minutes, respectively, after completion of the infusions. No side effects were noted.

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