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    Potassium Chloride

    Information about Potassium Chloride

    Potassium chloride uses

    Potassium Chloride is used in the treatment of potassium deficiency.

    How potassium chloride works

    Potassium Chloride works by raising potassium levels in your blood.

    Common side effects of potassium chloride

    Muscle weakness, Tingling sensation, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    06 Jan 2020 | 10:21 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Potassium Chloride

    • 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 Potassium Chloride

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)