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potassium chloride medication

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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Be Careful: Salt substitutes are loaded with potassium and can cause your potassium to go too high. Speak with your doctor and have it checked.
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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 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.
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
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 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.
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].

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