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Updated 14 February 2013

How much potassium is too much?

Potassium in doses larger than 17 000mg can cause muscular weakness, low blood pressure, mental confusion and eventually a heart attack.

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The recommended daily allowance for potassium is 4 700 mg. Hyperkalemia, the condition of having too much potassium in the body, is a dangerous problem that can cause long term damage to vital organs and even death.
 
Potassium in doses larger than 17 000mg can cause muscular weakness, low blood pressure, mental confusion and eventually a heart attack. A potassium injection can be fatal.
 

 
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