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

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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.
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
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