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When is a reduced sodium salt not right for me?

For some people, switching to a reduced sodium salt such as LoSalt is not appropriate.

Due to its potassium content, LoSalt may not be suitable for patients identified as having a risk of higher serum potassium levels. This may include hypertensive, diabetic, cardiac and renal patients who are on medication which affects potassium levels, such as ACE inhibitors and ARBs. If you are not sure this information is relevant to you, check with your doctor first if LoSalt is OK for you.

If you are on one of the drugs listed below, at risk of higher serum potassium levels or suffering from diabetes, heart or kidney disorders, you should consult your doctor before switching to a reduced sodium salt.

  • Common ARBs (Angio-II receptor antagonists)
    • Candesartan cilexetil
    • Eprosartan
    • Irbesarten
    • Losartan potassium
    • Olmesartan medoxomil
    • Telmisartan
    • Valsartan

Source: www.medicinescomplete.com

  • Common ACE inhibitors
    • Captopril
    • Cilazapril
    • Enalapril Maleate
    • Fosinopril Sodium
    • Imidapril Hydrochloride
    • Lisinopril
    • Moexipril hydrochloride
    • Perindopril Arginine
    • Quinapril
    • Ramipril
    • Ramipril with Felodipine
    • Trandolapril

Source: www.medicinescomplete.com