Potassium Chloride

Drug Class: Drugs for Correcting Water Electrolyte and Acidbase Disturbances
Dosage Form: Solution
Strength: 0.1
Indications/Special comments: Treatment of potassium depletion or hypokalaemia, with or without metabolic alkalosis, in chronic digitalis intoxication, and in patients with hypokalaemia familiar periodic paralysis;
Dosage Administration: Adult Dosing: Treatment of hypokalemia: Daily dose range from 40 to 100 mEq. Give in 2 to 5 divided doses: limit doses to 40 mEq per dose. The total daily dose should not exceed 200 mEq in a 24 hour period. Maintenance or Prophylaxis: Typical dose is 20 mEq per day. Individualize dose based upon serum potassium levels. Note: Dilute the potassium chloride solution with at least 4 ounces of cold water. Take with meals or immediately after eating