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how many meq of potassium cl er may be taken at one time to insure maximum absorption?

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Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dangerous: The thought process here is dangerous. Too much potassium can be deadly. Perhaps more importantly, I suspect you are having symptoms that you attribute to low potassium, but that may portend another (or persistent) problem that requires follow up evaluation. Take potassium as prescribed and notify your physician of any persistent or new symptoms that concern you.
Answered on May 20, 2015

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Yes that s fine: By 2 hours most of the absorption from the stomach is done

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