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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Why are you taking the potassium in the first place? You need to provide more specific information to receive an answer.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on: The type of effect your referring. If allergic effects it could occur immediately. KCL is immediately dispersed in the body except the delayed relea ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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IV Potassium: IV potassium is painful to veins and dangerous, too. Standard limit is 10-20 meq per hour IV DILUTED IN AT LEAST 100 CC FLUID. If diluted in 1000 cc, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Potassium salt: Potassium chloride is medication that is often given to replace lost potassium. Potassium is a critical ingredient in the function of cells especially ... Read More
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: It is a chemical compound which has potassium and chloride in it- medically used to replace potassium either by mouth or intra venously.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Potassium chloride: Potassium chloride can be safe or can be fatal, depending upon amount given or taken in a specified amount of time. If potassium deficit exists, then ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends.: If you have low potassium usually people take Potassium Chloride but most people tolerate either. Should be discussed with your doctor as to why he/sh ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Potassium injection: Injecting potassium intravenously is dangerous and, depending on the amount of potassium given that way, can cause a cardiac arrest leading to death. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Kcl: With normal kidney function and taking no other potassium retaining medications, a dose of potassium chloride would dissipate within 12 -24 hours.Drin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
28 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
KCL powder: KCL powder dissolved in more than 4 OZ of water or juice usually have rapid onset of action, and it is recommended to be taken after a meal. K supplem ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahomedrafi Jooma Gafoor
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Do nothing. : Do nothing. Your kidneys will sort it out. But do not take any more Potassium chloride

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