elevated potassium levels in patients taking TMP/SMX (Bactrim, Septra, etc)

There's new concern about elevated potassium levels in patients taking TMP/SMX (Bactrim, Septra, etc).

This is now showing up quite a bit in the literature.

This problem is most commonly seen in patients taking HIGH doses of TMP/SMX for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).

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