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what is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels.
Answered on Sep 10, 2018

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