potassium chloride is a Medicine belongs to Electrolytes group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1832   Edition : 37,    Page :   Edition : ,

  ►   Brandname : Keylyte,Potklor,Kay-Cee-L,Slow-K,Cena-K,Gen-K,K + 10,K + 8,K-Dur,K-G Elixir,K-Lease,K-Lor,K,ORS

  ►  Strength : Solution with nf  ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral, IV,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1831   Edition : 37,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Prevention of hypokalaemia Oral 50 mmol Given daily.
2 Severe acute hypokalaemia IV infusion 20 mmol Injection This normally entails infusing a solution of potassium in 500 mL over 2 to 3 hours under ECG control.
3 Pre-operative management of hyperthyroidism Oral 250 mg t.i.d. Taken with food.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1831   Edition : 37, Martindale    Page : 2370   Edition : 37,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : Paresthesia of the extremities, muscle weakness, Paralysis, cardiac arrhythmia, heart block, cardiac arrest, Confusion, Pain, phlebitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramp, gastrointestinal ulceration, Haemorrhage, perforation,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1830   Edition : 37,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of potassium chloride is with Piroxicam , Temazepam , Sertraline, Cyclosporine , Magnesium/Magnesium Sulphate, Magnesium/Magnesium Sulphate, Corticotropin ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 24, 103   Edition : 37, Martindale    Page : 1831   Edition : 37,


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  Potassium supplements should be used with caution, if at all, in patients receiving drugs that increase serumpotassium concentrations. These include potassiumsparing diuretics, ACE inhibitors, ciclosporin, and drugs that contain potassium such as the potassium salts of penicillin. Antimuscarinics delay gastric emptying and consequently may increase the risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects in patients receiving solid oral dosage forms of potassium. ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1831   Edition : 37,


►  Contraindication : , Cardiac disease, hyperkalaemia, dehydration, pregnant women,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : , Martindale    Page : 1830-1831   Edition : 37,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   nf,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- SALT with Using large amount of salt inplace of potassium chloride is harmful ., VITAMIN B12 with Reduces vit B 12 absortion.,

  ►  Reference :-
  • Gaby, A. (2006). A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions. 2nd ed. New York: Three Rivers Press
  • Michael, Z. (2007). Hand book of nutrition. New York: Thieme Stuttgart

  •   ►  URL -- http://www.otto-wipfel.co.uk/otto/supplements-medication/DRUG-HERB-VITAMINS-INTERACTIONS-A-Z_Guide.pdf, http://www.lifestyle-clinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/A-Z_Guide.pdf,

    ►   Route of Elimination :   Fecal, Renal,
    Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1880   Edition : 37,


    ►    Plasma Half-life :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


    ►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA