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Potassium chloride is indicated for the prevention or treatment of hypokalemia due to illness, vomiting or diarrhoea or certain medications.

Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

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Potassium chloride Indications / Potassium chloride Uses

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Potassium chloride Adverse Reactions / Potassium chloride Side Effects

Potassium supplements can cause malena, hematochezia, confusion, arrhythmia, polydipsia, myalgia, anxiety, mild nausea or GI upset, tingling of feet or hands, diarrhoea and leg discomfort.

Precautions

Potassium chloride is contraindicated in patients with hyperkalemia, Addison’s disease, renal failure, severe dehydration, severe burns, chronic diarrhoea, heart diseases, intestinal blocks and potassium supplements allergy.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Potassium chloride may interact with digoxin, eplerenone, quinidine, ACE inhibitors, tiotropium and potassium sparing diuretics.

Other Interactions

Avoid consuming other potassium supplements including tender coconut and low-salt dietary products that contain potassium.

Dosage

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Food(before/after)

Take potassium chloride with food or just after a meal.

List of Contraindications

Potassium chloride and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether potassium chloride will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Potassium chloride and Lactation

It is not known whether potassium chloride passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby

Potassium chloride and Children

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Potassium chloride and Geriatic

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Potassium chloride and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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