Generic name: POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1.5g in 1.77g
Dosage form: powder, for oral solution
Medically reviewed on August 14, 2017.
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.
The usual adult dose is 20-100 mEq of potassium per day (one EPIKLOR™/20 mEq packet 1 to 5 times daily after meals or one EPIKLOR™/25 25 mEq packet 1 to 4 times daily after meals).
The contents of each EPIKLOR™ packet should be dissolved in at least 4 ounces of cold water or other beverage. The contents of each EPIKLOR™/25 packet should be dissolved in at least 5 ounces of cold water or other beverage. These preparations, like other potassium supplements, must be properly diluted to avoid the possibility of gastrointestinal irritation.
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