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My mother has congestive heart failure and is on some of the medications your cousin is on. She takes furosemide 120mgs a day plus a potassium pill. I was wondering, is your cousin on any type of potassium supplement? Low potassium levels can cause muscle cramps. Potassium levels are very important. Both can be dangerous if high or low. My mother was hospitalized when her levels were below normal range of 3. Hers was close to a 1.

With many diuretics(furosemide, hctz, and others) it is important to have supplemental potassium prescribed by a doctor. Especially if she is taking a high dose. I would suggest she get a blood test to see what her potassium levels are.

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