Generic name: potassium chloride
Dosage form: tablets
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The usual dietary intake of potassium by the average adult is 50 to 100 mEq per day. Potassium depletion sufficient to cause hypokalemia usually requires the loss of 200 or more mEq of potassium from the total body store. Dosage must be adjusted to the individual needs of each patient but is typically in the range of 20 mEq per day for the prevention of hypokalemia to 40–100 mEq per day or more for the treatment of potassium depletion. Dosage should be divided if more than 20 mEq per day is given so that no more than 20 mEq is given in a single dose.
Klotrix (potassium chloride) provides 10 mEq of potassium chloride.
Note: Klotrix Slow-Release Tablet must be taken without crushing, chewing, or sucking the tablets. Klotrix should be taken with meals and with a glass of water or other liquid. This product should not be taken on an empty stomach because of its potential for gastric irritation (see WARNINGS).
Following release of the potassium chloride, the expended wax-matrix, which is not absorbed, may be observed in the stool.