Electrolyte Supplements: Potassium Flashcards


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Potassium Chloride

  1. K-Dur
  2. Klor-Con
  3. Micro-K
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Mechanism of Action: Potassium

Potassium is the principal intracellular cation of most body tissues.

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FDA Indications: Potassium

Hypokalemia

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Major Common Adverse Events: Potassium

  • GI Disturbances
  • Hyperkalemia
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Patient Counseling Tips

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Patients should be advised to take Potassium Chloride with food AND a full glass of water to minimize ____ ________.

GI Disturbances

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Patient should be advised to limit ingestion of high _______ foods (bananas, fresh fruits/vegetables, fresh meats).

Potassium

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TRUE or FALSE

Patients taking Potassium Chloride should avoid concomitant use of potassium-containing salt substitutes and potassium-sparing diuretics.

TRUE