potassium

Adult
Uses
  • hypokalemia (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • renal failure, adrenal insufficiency, hyperkalemia, acute dehydration, potassium sparing diuretics
Drug interactions
  • angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), gulcocorticosteroids, heparin, cardiac glycosides, NSAIDs
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • arrhythmia
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
10% (20mEq /15mls); 15mls every 12 hours dissolved in 100-200mls water
Source of Suggestion