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potassium chloride elixir

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Potassium Chloride: A supplement for people who do not have enough potassium in the body. This is caused by either taking drugs such as diuretics (water pills) or from ce ... Read More
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Compound: A chemical compound composed of potassium and chloride. Medically used to replace potassium when the blood levels re low. Given by mouth or intra veno ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Essential mineral: Potassium (k) is an element, it is actually a metal and forms salts easily, much like sodium. Potassium is essential to the function of muscle and ne ... Read More
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Yes, and also has potential to cause ulcers in the esophagous, [food pipe].
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Potassium chloride: You need to rephrase your question so that people on Healthtap can know what it is you are asking. The dose of potassium chloride is 20 mEq, not 20%mE ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
KCL: Will increase low body K which can kill you.. Take too much and it will kill you from high body K. I would go to wikipedia and review potassium metab ... 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 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Potassium chloride: Patients would take Potassium Chloride (kcl) as a supplement to elevate low levels of potassium (k). It is also important to check the level of magnes ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
KCL: Low blood potassium. Need to find cause of low K as it can kill. I specialize in this and avaiable for next 3 hours to help.

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