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Potassium

Introduction

Name

  • Potassium.

Class of drug

  • Electrolyte.

Description

Chemical name

  • Potassium.

Molecular formula

  • K.

Uses

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Indications

  • Hypokalemia.
  • To counteract hypokalemia caused by some diuretics.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Diuretics
  • Some diuretics may   →   hypokalemia.
    ACE inhibitors
  • Increase risk of hyperkalemia.
    Potassium-sparing diuretics
  • Increase risk of hyperkalemia.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Small Animal Formulary (1999) 3rd edn. Ed: Tennant B. British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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