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Intravenous Potassium Chloride

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    Intravenous Potassium Chloride
    Indicated if PO intake not possible / K⁺ <3.0mmol/L / ECG disturbances
    IV potassium should not be administered at a rate of greater than 10mmol/hour.
    • Pharmacology
    • 10mmol of potassium replacement is expected to increased serum potassium concentration by approximately 1mmol/L.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Hypokalaemia.
    • Adverse Effects
    • Thrombophlebitis
    • Hyperkalaemia
 
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