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What is the difference between potassium chloride and potassium acetate?

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masso 9 Apr 2017

Hello,

Potassium Chloride used to resupply potassium to the body when you have a low potassium level.

Potassium Acetate it is the acetate salt form of potassium used to replenish electrolytes and potassium levels.

How they differ:

Potassium Chloride is more commonly used in hospitals and is used by itself or with sugar solution. If you mix it with other chemicals, you risk raising your chloride level.

Potassium Acetate is a more specialized form of potassium and is rarely used in typical hospital practice. It is also used in combination with other vitamins and chemicals.

They are just two different forms of potassium used for different medical purposes.

Regards, masso.-

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