To replace potassium. Oral supplements are commonly used to treat low potassium. In prescription form, Potassium Chloride is more commonly used. The bigger question is why do you have the low potassium in the first place? You're pretty young to be on a diuretic (water pill), the most common cause of low potassium.
What is more appropriate for hypokalemia? Potassium citrate or potassium chloride? Thank you. Please explain.
What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.
Potassium Chloride. There is some suggestion that Potassium Chloride is better since the chloride ion may counteract the metabolic alkalosis that comes with hypokalemia. A more important point is that you should use immediate release forms if you are planning to take it when you have an attack of paralysis. Read more...