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What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Potassium chloride

Is a better choice for hypokalemia .
Potassium citrate is used more to alkalinize urine in cases of urinary tract infection etc. http://www.livestrong.com/article/557091-potassium-chloride-vs-potassium-citrate/.

In brief: Potassium chloride

Is a better choice for hypokalemia .
Potassium citrate is used more to alkalinize urine in cases of urinary tract infection etc. http://www.livestrong.com/article/557091-potassium-chloride-vs-potassium-citrate/.
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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Either

You could use either, whichever you tolerate better or works better for you.
The standard is the potassium chloride.

In brief: Either

You could use either, whichever you tolerate better or works better for you.
The standard is the potassium chloride.
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Dr. Shin Beh
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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