A 19-year-old female asked:
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how long and what dosage of klor-con would get a hypokalemia patient secondary to b12 injection back to normal?

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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: If deficient in k then you are 200meq below normal if all things are equal your k would be back to normal within 7-10 days with the usuall dosage.
Answered on Jan 11, 2015
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Low K and B12: 21 F has low K she thinks is due to B12 and asks what dose and how long for Klor-Con to help. I have been doing low K Dx for 50 years and never heard of it due to B12. Is low B12 because you are a vegetarian? Usually get plenty of K if so. Therefore the problem is to find the cause of the low K and then the treatment will be clear. Common Dx: using diuretics, low K intake, vomiting or diarrhea
Answered on Oct 2, 2015

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