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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Potassium Chloride (Overview)

Potassium chloride is medication that is often given to replace lost potassium. Potassium is a critical ingredient in the function of cells especially in the contraction of muscles including the heart.


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What amount potassium chloride is fatal?

What amount potassium chloride is fatal?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
48 doctors shared insights

Potassium Chloride (Overview)

Potassium chloride is medication that is often given to replace lost potassium. Potassium is a critical ingredient in the function of cells especially in the contraction of muscles including the heart.


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What is the definition or description of: potassium chloride?

What is the definition or description of: potassium chloride?

See below: It is a chemical compound which has potassium and chloride in it- medically used to replace potassium either by mouth or intra venously. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
daily
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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Compound: A chemical compound composed of potassium and chloride. Medically used to replace potassium when the blood levels re low. Given by mouth or intra venous. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?

Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?

Be Careful: Salt substitutes are loaded with potassium and can cause your potassium to go too high. Speak with your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more

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Potassium phosphate vs potassium chloride, how effective is one over the other?

Potassium phosphate vs potassium chloride, how effective is one over the other?

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

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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?

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

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Which electrode works better potassium chloride or silver chloride for ecg?

Which electrode works  better potassium chloride or silver chloride for ecg?

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

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How dangerous is potassium chloride injection?

How dangerous is potassium chloride injection?

IV Potassium: IV potassium is painful to veins and dangerous, too. Standard limit is 10-20 meq per hour IV DILUTED IN AT LEAST 100 CC FLUID. If diluted in 1000 cc, 40 meq can be infused over 2-4 hours. IM potassium is never given. Potassium I V can be fatal. ...Read more

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I have a maintenance of METOPROLOL, CLONAZEPAM, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, and SILYMARIN. Are these nephrotoxic? Will these damage my kidneys?

There are always: individual differences, particularly in herbal medications, but none of these medications or herbs are known to be particularly toxic to kidneys. Potassum chloride is usually not necessary unless you are on a diuretic. If your blood tests show a low potassium level, your doctor should be looking for a cause and doing additional tests and not just giving you potassium. I ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
1,291 doctors shared insights

Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more