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Houma, LA
A 23-year-old male asked:

pcp prescribed potassium chloride 20 meq powder to take for chronic low k. can this cause ulcers? i have been experiencing stomach cramping & burning

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
KCL: Potassium chloride can definitely irritate the stomach lining. Some preparations are easier on the stomach and I suggest that you ask your pharmacist for recommendations and then ask your PCP to prescribe another preparation. Have you been told what's causing your low potassium?

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Last updated Dec 17, 2018

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