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Lethal Dose Of Potassium Chloride
Essential mineral: Potassium (k) is an element, it is actually a metal and forms salts easily, much like sodium. Potassium is essential to the function of muscle and nerves via a biologic system of electrical potentials. When the k level outside the cell is too high your heart stops, when the k level is too low muscles freeze up. K levels are controlled by the kidneys, high k levels are frequent in renal failure. ...Read more
Potassium chloride: Patients would take Potassium Chloride (kcl) as a supplement to elevate low levels of potassium (k). It is also important to check the level of magnesium (m) of the person taking kcl as well. Patients with low m levels will not increase their k levels until m levels are normal. ...Read more
Potassium chloride: Potassium chloride can be safe or can be fatal, depending upon amount given or taken in a specified amount of time. If potassium deficit exists, then the body handles a large amount. If kidney failure exists, then the body cannot manage even a smaller dose. Usual diet is 3000-5000 grams of potassium per day. ...Read more
Potassium chloride: You need to rephrase your question so that people on Healthtap can know what it is you are asking. The dose of potassium chloride is 20 mEq, not 20%mEq. Please resubmit a better question for a meaningful answer. ...Read more
Depends.: If you have low potassium usually people take Potassium Chloride but most people tolerate either. Should be discussed with your doctor as to why he/she chose one over the other. ...Read more
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Kcl: With normal kidney function and taking no other potassium retaining medications, a dose of potassium chloride would dissipate within 12 -24 hours. Drinking adequate fluids help excrete it. ...Read more
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When we eat a banana is the potassium absorbed straight away? Or does it release it through the day? How does it work? Potassium chloride faster absb?
It depends: It depends on our body's individual response. Oral Potassium Chloride will be absorbed over 1-2 hours and banana may take upto 4 hours. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the dose, the route of administration, and the rate of administration. During executions, it seems to take 15-30 minutes as best as I can determine it (I've never witnessed one I'm glad to say). That time frame would make sense to me. Theoretically, if you injected a massive amt of potassium directly into the heart, death might occur instantly. ...Read more
What R we treating?: If you want to treat low potassium level, PO potassium Chloride is more effective since it simply has more meq of potassium in each pill (over 10 times the amount of potassium in PO potassium Phosphate). PO Potassium phosphate is mainly for treatment of low phosphorus level! ...Read more
My potassium level is low, dr started me on potassium chloride, but I take lisinipril htc. Is this ok?
Yes: The low potassium is due to the diuretic in your medicine (the htc). This diuretic works toward the end of the kidney tubule and increases the loss of potassium. It is important to take the potassium chloride and have the blood level checked to be sure of improvement. Very low potassium levels can be dangerous. ...Read more
Why is there an edema when you have Cardiomyopathy? I was given a diuretics. Now why do you think is it that I was given a potassium chloride?
Poor heart function: If the heart is weak, then it does not pump forward well, and fluid backs up in places - ankles/feet; lungs; belly. Diuretics help drive excess fluid and salt out of the system. Often diurectics also drive potassium out in the urine - hence extra potassium is needed to be taken in. ...Read more
I have been on lasix for 4 years now. I first was prescribed 20 mg as needed daily for swelling. After a while 20 mg was not enough. I started taking more and more. I now have to take potassium chloride twice daily because of the lasix. I tried to stop it
Be careful: Lassie is not a regular med. It's need should be evaluated periodically. U may get serious side effects. Don't take it without reg check ups and blood tests. ...Read more
Sodium chloride: Nacl sodium chloride commonly known as table salt is an electrical conductor that I have used to assess impulses for an ecg. ...Read more
Different molecule: Both Potassium Chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are used as potassium supplements with the only difference being the part of molecule (the anion) attached to the potassium. The bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) portion of the molecule acts differently than chloride and is responsible for the fizzing in soday. It is for this reason that potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can be used as an aantacid. ...Read more
How much capsules of glucosamine sulphate potassium chloride 500 mg can i/should I take for osteoarthritis?
Would eating a gram of potassium chloride lower blood pressure, and eating a gram of salt raise it? Is there a certain ratio you should have?
A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride, 33.3%sodium chloride. Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?
Use caution.: Salt intake and salt replacements are getting a lot of press lately. Sodium load in a diet is getting out of control due to practices of our food industry and taste requirements. People look at the alternatives and Potaccium is one of them. A usual replacement shows that the ratio of NaCL/KCl should be 60/40. So your salt may be showing an unusual ratio. But be aware that it is quantity not ratio. ...Read more