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Potassium Phosphate Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 4, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 3 mmol/mL (with potassium 4.4 mEq/mL); 250 mg-556 mg; 20 mmol/250 mL-NaCl 0.9%; 30 mmol/250 mL-NaCl 0.9%; 40 mmol/250 mL-NaCl 0.9%; 3 mmol/mL (with potassium 4.7 mEq/mL); 5 mmol/250 mL-NaCl 0.9%; 15 mmol/250 mL-NaCl 0.9%; 20 mmol/250 mL-D5%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypophosphatemia

Hypophosphatemia: Dose and rate of administration are dependent on individual patient needs

Total parenteral nutrition: 12 to 15 millimolar phosphorous is recommended for each 500 mL 50% dextrose injection
-Keep in mind the amount of potassium being infused; monitor serum potassium and/or electrocardiographic changes as needed

Comments:
-Must be diluted before administration.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypophosphatemia

Hypophosphatemia: Dose and rate of administration are dependent on individual patient needs

Infants receiving total parenteral nutrition: 1.5 to 2 millimolar phosphorous/kg/day
-Keep in mind the amount of potassium being infused; monitor serum potassium and/or electrocardiographic changes as needed

Comments:
-Must be diluted before administration.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution in severe renal failure.
-Potassium retention may occur in patients with diminished renal function.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Diseases where high potassium, high phosphorous, or low calcium levels may be encountered.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Must be diluted before administration

Storage requirements: Store at room temperature

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.