Guidelines for Rational Diuretic Use in the Elderly

  • Dr J. L. C. Dall
  • Published 1986 in Drugs


The elderly not only have lower body stores of potassium, but also tend to eat a diet relatively low in potassium content. Loss of muscle strength, constipation and mental apathy are all features of potassium deficiency. In addition, serious arrhythmias have been attributed to hypokalaemia and must therefore be prevented. While potassium supplements may… (More)
DOI: 10.2165/00003495-198600314-00024