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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is difference between potassium glycinate and gluconate?

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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, monopotassium salt and its formula is c2h4kno2. Both may be used to supplement potassium in a person's diet.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

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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. Potassium chloride delivers a much larger dose but has problems with gastrointestinal side effects. Gluconate formulations are common in over the counter formulations.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the difference in potassium gluconate, chloride, citrate?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Chemical question: Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt.

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