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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION - HIGHLY CONCENTRATED (200 MEQ/L) is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2001-06-21. It is marketed by BAXTER HEALTHCARE (ASIA) PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN11567P.
This product contains Potassium Chloride 746mg/50ml in the form of INJECTION. It is approved for INTRAVENOUS use.
This product is manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation in UNITED STATES, andBaxter Healthcare Philippines Inc. in PHILIPPINES.
It is an Over-the-counter Medicine that can be freely obtained from any retailer
A white crystal or crystalline powder used as an electrolyte replenisher, in the treatment of hypokalemia, in buffer solutions, and in fertilizers and explosives.
For use as an electrolyte replenisher and in the treatment of hypokalemia.
Mechanism of Action
Supplemental potassium in the form of high potassium food or potassium chloride may be able to restore normal potassium levels.
- Potassium is a normal dietary constituent and under steady-state conditions the amount of potassium absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract is equal to the amount excreted in the urine.
The administration of oral potassium salts to persons with normal excretory mechanisms for potassium rarely causes serious hyperkalemia. However, if excretory mechanisms are impaired, of if potassium is administered too rapidly intravenously, potentially fatal hyperkalemia can result. It is important to recognize that hyperkalemia is usually asymptomatic and may be manifested only by an increased serum potassium concentration (6.5-8.0 mEq/L) and characteristic electrocardiographic changes (peaking of T-waves, loss of P-wave, depression of S-T segment, and prolongation of the QT interval). Late manifestations include muscle paralysis and cardiovascular collapse from cardiac arrest (9-12 mEq/L).
[KCl] | Chlorid draselny | Chloride of potash | Kaliumchlorid | KCl | Monopotassium chloride | Muriate of potash | Sylvite | Potassium Chloride |
Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.