A 46-year-old member asked:
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what is the difference between potassium gluconate and potassium citrate?

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Dr. Imran Dosani
20 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 and selected on the basis of clinical situation.
Answered on Nov 1, 2020
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