Potassium Chloride

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Potassium Chloride (potassium chloride systemic) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Hypokalemia and Prevention of Hypokalemia.

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Therapeutic Categories

Food additive

Treatment of alkalosis

Treatment of potassium deficiency

Used in electrolyte solutions

Chemical Name

Potassium chloride

Foreign Names

  • Kalii chloridum (Latin)
  • Kalium chlorid (German)
  • Potassium chlorure de (French)
  • Potasio cloruro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Chloride (OS: JAN, USAN)
  • E 508 (IS)
  • UNII-660YQ98I10 (IS)
  • Kalii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Kaliumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Potassio cloruro (PH: F.U. XII)
  • Potassium (chlorure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Potassium Chloride (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Potassium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

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USANUnited States Adopted Name

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