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Composition for KCL

Potassium Chloride(NA)

food interaction for KCL

alcohol interaction for KCL

pregnancy interaction for KCL

lactation interaction for KCL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Kcl injection with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Kcl injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Kcl injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for KCL

Potassium Chloride(NA)

Uses

Kcl injection is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Kcl injection is a mineral (electrolyte) and provides potassium for body. It is important for the nerve conduction, muscle contraction, kidney function, beating of heart and many other normal body functions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Allergic reaction, Cardiac toxicity, Chest pain, Anxiety, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Altered heart rate, Black and bloody stools, Muscle weakness, Muscle paralysiss, Stomach pain, Stomach swelling, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for KCL

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Expert advice for KCL

  • The concentration of intravenous infusion solution should not exceed 3.2 g (43 mmol)/l.
  • Do not take potassium chloride if you have kidney, heart problems, high blood pressure or high blood potassium level.
  • Avoid using potassium chloride, if you have Addison disease (adrenal gland disorder); severe tissue injury such as burn; severe dehydration, blockage of stomach or intestine or diarrhea from long time.

Frequently asked questions for KCL

Potassium Chloride

Q.Is potassium chloride a strong electrolyte?
Potassium chloride is a strong electrolyte

Q.Is potassium chloride safe?
Potassium chloride is safe if used as recommended

Q.Is potassium chloride a base?
Potassium chloride is not a base or acid, it is neutral with a PH value of 7.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)