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Potassium Chloride

INFORMATION

Uses

Potassium Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Potassium chloride 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

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

Expert advice

  • 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

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 15 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)