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potassium chloride vs potassium gluconate

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
46 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 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
33 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Yes, and also has potential to cause ulcers in the esophagous, [food pipe].
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Chemical question: Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 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
60 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
43 years experience Cardiology
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
27 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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