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Potassium gluconate vs citrate

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Chemical question: Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Dosani
22 years experience
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
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts t... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 35 years experience
No: You will not achieve as good of an alkalinizing affect with this regimen as you would with a citrate supplement.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: All it will do is raise your potassium, not sugar level.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Difference of meds: Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of the conjugate base of gluconic acid. Its formula is: c6h11ko7. Potassium glycinate is glycine, monopotas... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latte... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Potassium supplement: Both are potassium supplements that are usually given for low potassium levels in blood. I suspect the differences are in dosage an tolerability. Pot... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
No: If your BP is high you should start with exercise /weight loss/low salt diet. If you have hbp get to be checked by your doctor. Do not self treat hb... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yup and No.: Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of gluconic acid which is indeed related to glucose. The amount of potassium gluconate ingested is very sm... Read More
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