Which medications in the drug class Potassium Supplements are used in the treatment of Metabolic Alkalosis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Potassium Supplements

Potassium supplements may be used to correct metabolic alkalosis, which is often associated with hypokalemia.

Potassium chloride (Epiklor, MicroK, Klor-Con)

Potassium is essential for transmission of nerve impulses, contraction of cardiac muscle, maintenance of intracellular tonicity, skeletal and smooth muscles, and maintenance of normal renal function.


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