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Potassium Gluconate Medication
Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Potassium supplement: Both are potassium supplements that are usually given for low potassium levels in blood. I suspect the differences are in dosage an tolerability. Potassium chloride delivers a much larger dose but has problems with gastrointestinal side effects. Gluconate formulations are common in over the counter formulations. ...Read more
Is potassium gluconate sugar-based? Thought 'gluco-' meant sugar... If so, will it affect my blood sugar levels?
Not Really: I haven't seen any improvement with this treatment, there may be some small or new data to support this but nothing that i'm familiar with. ...Read more
Can potassium gluconate, magnesium or invokana cause cloudiness and a popcorn like smell in the urine?
Likely Invokana: since the popcorn like smell is a result of urine full of glucose. I have had other patients complain of "sweet tea" and "just baked bread" smell to their urine, though the latter had a yeast infection. Cloudiness would make it more likely to be infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better to take as an OTC supplement if one has repeated low potassium levels?
Weak repletion, both: If you have repeated low levels, you need prescription strength and doctors supervision. If you overuse them, being weak doses, you may overdo it. Potassium problems can cause heart rhythm problems and possibly death. Prescription generic potassium should be cheaper than otc one on mg to mg basis. This said, a gram of potassium gluconate has less potassium than a gram of potassium chloride. ...Read more
250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate.Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?
Wallet drain: If healthy and normal diet, no reason to take supplemental potassium or niacin, both of which can have bad side effects. As most people tend to run low on magnesium, and it has a weak muscle relaxer & cathartic effect, you could take the magnesium, but it isn't essential either. Save you cash for good quality food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
..Can potassium gluconate and lemon juice be substituted for 10 meq ( 4 a day) of potassium citrate ?
No: You will not achieve as good of an alkalinizing affect with this regimen as you would with a citrate supplement. ...Read more
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