How do you take potassium chloride packets?

How do you take potassium chloride packets?

Dilute the contents of 1 packet of potassium chloride for oral solution with 4 ounces of cold water or other beverage [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. Take with meals or immediately after eating.

What is potassium chloride oral solution used for?

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (poe TASS i um KLOOR ide) is a potassium supplement used to prevent and to treat low potassium. Potassium is important for the heart, muscles, and nerves. Too much or too little potassium in the body can cause serious problems.

Can you give 20 mEq of potassium chloride?

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION The dose for the prevention of hypokalemia is typically in the range of 20 mEq per day. Doses of 40-100 mEq per day or more are used for the treatment of potassium depletion. Dosage should be divided if more than 20 mEq per day is given such that no more than 20 mEq is given in a single dose.

How many mg are in 20 mEq of potassium chloride?

Each Potassium Chloride extended-release tablet 20 mEq provides 1500 mg of Potassium Chloride equivalent to 20 mEq of potassium.

Is 20 meq of potassium too much?

Do not take more than 20 milliequivalents per dose. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if you have symptoms of low potassium in the blood (such as irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness/cramps). Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, gas, or diarrhea may occur.

Is potassium chloride 20 MEQ over-the-counter?

Potassium Chloride is only available with a prescription but alternative brand-names can be bought over-the-counter.

Why should you not lay down after taking potassium?

It’s best not to lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking a dose of potassium citrate (Urocit-K), as doing so can rise your risk of side effects like nausea and stomach upset. Don’t cut, crush, or chew the tablets. This will affect the way potassium citrate (Urocit-K) works.