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difference between potassium chloride and potassium citrate

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Potassium: It is the potassium in what you are taking that is important. Cl vs citrate may differ in effects on your stomach.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Gatorade: Spend a few dollars andbuy gatorade. It is a perfect liquid for this purpose. Dont use home remedies as they can be harmful.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Why are you taking potassium supplements in the first place? If there is not a medical reason, potassium can cause major and even life-threatening sid ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Chloride is fine : Potassium chloride is appropriate unless there are kidney stones involved.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Potassium chloride: They are both fine, but potassium citrate tends to alkalize the blood a little more (shift the acid-base balance).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience Neurology
Potassium Chloride: There is some suggestion that Potassium Chloride is better since the chloride ion may counteract the metabolic alkalosis that comes with hypokalemia. ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
39 years experience General Practice
Homemade electrolyte: In a gallon jug, put one-quarter teaspoon of baking soda and add a gallon of water. Squeeze in one-quarter cup of lemon juice. Sweeten to taste with ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
One means controlled: release, the other means extended release. I think they are the same and will give you the same dosage of potassium.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Different molecule: Both Potassium Chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are used as potassium supplements with the only difference being the part of molecule (th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Dosani
20 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Both potassium supp: Citrate acts as a buffer/alkali in conditions with high acid (acidemia). Gluconate has a glucose content in it. They both act as potassium supplement ... Read More
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