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  Potassium Chloride Information from Drugs.com
Potassium is a mineral that is found in many foods and is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart.
Potassium chloride is used to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia).
Potassium levels can be low as a result of a disease or from taking certain medicines, or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting.
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 Micro-K (Potassium Chloride Extended-Release) drug description - FDA approved labeling for prescription drugs and ...
Dispersibility of potassium chloride (KCl) is accomplished by microencapsulation and a dispersing agent.
The chemical name of the active ingredient is potassium chloride and the structural formula is KCl.
Potassium chloride USP occurs as a white, granular powder or as colorless crystals.
www.rxlist.com /cgi/generic/kclsr.htm   (306 words)

  
  Potassium Supplements, Potassium Chloride, Cure Potassium Deficiency
The relationship of potassium and sodium is essential to good health, with a ratio of dietary potassium to sodium recommended at 5:1.
Potassium readings can be used with a great degree of accuracy to predict an individual's risk for heart rhythm abnormalities.
Potassium levels in patients on cyclosporine therapy, particularly those with renal insufficiency, should be monitored carefully.
www.wellfx.com /InfoBase/Potassium.htm   (885 words)

  
 potassium chloride. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Potassium chloride occurs pure in nature as the mineral sylvite and is found combined in many minerals and in brines and ocean water.
It is produced from sylvinite, a sodium chloride–potassium chloride mineral that is mined extensively near Carlsbad, N.Mex., and it is refined by fractional crystallization and by a flotation process.
The chief use of potassium chloride is in the production of fertilizers; it is also used in chemical manufacture.
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Potassium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods and is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially beating of the heart.
Potassium chloride is used to prevent or to treat a potassium deficiency.
Potassium chloride is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether potassium chloride will be harmful to an unborn baby.
www.ecommunity.com /medications/D00345A1.aspx?medicationID=69285   (1239 words)

  
 potassium chloride (K-Dur, K-Lor, K-Tab, Kaon CL, Klorvess, Slow-K, Ten-K, Klotrix, K-Lyte CL) - drug class, medical ...
Potassium is the principal positive ion inside of the cells of the body and is used in nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and normal kidney function.
Potassium chloride is used to treat hypokalemia and to prevent hypokalemia from occurring when strong diuretics are used.
Drug interactions causing elevation of potassium can occur with ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure) and certain diuretics (aldactone and triamterene).
www.medicinenet.com /potassium_chloride/article.htm   (463 words)

  
 Potassium chloride Information on Healthline
Potassium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods and is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially the beating of the heart.
Potassium chloride is used to treat or prevent a lack of natural potassium in the body.
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use potassium chloride, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
www.healthline.com /multumcontent/potassium-chloride   (650 words)

  
 Calcium Replacement in Adults
Potassium chloride and potassium acetate orders must be written in terms of mEq of potassium, and in accordance with the Pediatric Order Writing Policy (i.e, mEq/kg/dose for patients less than 40 kg).
Potassium phosphate orders must be written in terms of mMol of phosphorus, and in accordance with the Pediatric Order Writing Policy (i.e, mMol/kg/dose for patients less than 40 kg).
Potassium should be replaced separately from phosphorous in the absence of volume issues, to minimize confusion regarding potassium content in potassium phosphate infusions.
www.musc.edu /pharmacyservices/medusepol/pediatric_potassium_guidelines.htm   (499 words)

  
 potassium chloride — FactMonster.com
Potassium chloride occurs pure in nature as the mineral sylvite and is found combined in many minerals and in brines and ocean water.
It is produced from sylvinite, a sodium chloride–potassium chloride mineral that is mined extensively near Carlsbad, N.Mex., and it is refined by fractional crystallization and by a flotation process.
For agricultural use it is often called muriate of potash; the concentration of potassium chloride in muriate of potash is expressed as a corresponding concentration of potassium oxide (K
www.factmonster.com /id/A0839889   (256 words)

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