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Phonetic Pronunciation: (poh-TASS-ee-um KLOR-ide)
Information last revised June 2010

What does POTASSIUM CHLORIDE - ORAL look like?

Wye57200Micro-K 8 mEq Cap
Hlm77370potassium chloride SR 10 mEq Tab
U s00400Klor-Con 8 8 mEq Tab
Trx00100Micro-K 8 mEq Cap
Trx00090Micro-K 10 mEq Cap
Etx06670potassium chloride SR 8 mEq Cap
Wye57300Micro-K 10 mEq Cap
Hlm71930potassium chloride SR 8 mEq Tab
Wts05590potassium chloride SR 8 mEq Cap
Ups02420potassium chloride SR 8 mEq Tab
Sav31311potassium chloride SR 10 mEq Tab
Adx05600potassium chloride SR 10 mEq Cap


This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent or treat low amounts of potassium in the blood. A normal level of potassium in the blood is important so that your cells, nerves, heart, muscles, and kidneys work properly. Normal blood levels of potassium are usually achieved by eating a well-balanced diet. However, certain situations cause your body to lose potassium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with certain "water pills" (diuretics), a poor diet, or certain medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea especially with vomiting).
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