POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KAON-CL, KCL, MICRO-K, SLOW-K)

Potassium chloride (Kaon-Cl, KCl, Micro-K, Slow-K); Electrolyte Supplement; Cap CR: 600 mg [8 mEq]; 750 mg [10 mEq]
Inj: 2, 3 mEq/mL
Liq: 10% (20 mEq/15 mL), 15% (30 mEq/15 mL), 20% (40 mEq/15 mL)
Tab, CR: 500 mg [6.7 mEq], 600 mg [8 mEq]
Tab SR: 500 mg [6.7 mEq], 600 mg [8 mEq], 750 mg [10 mEq], 1500 mg [20 mEq]; Maintenance requirements:
Newborns: 2-6 mEq/kg/day
Children: 2-3 mEq/kg/day
Prevention of hypokalemia during diuretic therapy: 1-2 mEq/kg/day PO qd-bid
Treatment of hypokalemia (PO/IV): Children: 2-5 mEq/kg/day in divided doses
Adults: 40-100 mEq/day in divided doses
IV intermittent infusion: 0.5-1 mEq/kg/dose (max: 30 mEq/dose) to infuse at 0.25-0.5 mEq/kg/hr (max 1 mEq/kg/hr). IV bolus potassium requires EKG
monitoring.
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