Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 28, 2020.
What is it?
Potassium is a mineral that is found in many foods and is needed for the body, especially for heart functions. Potassium, a chemical element with symbol K, is a necessary ion to sustain life. Dietary supplements of potassium are often given to patients who require additional potassium, for example, for some patients who take certain diuretics. Major potassium chemicals include potassium bitartrate, potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate, potassium sulfate, and potassium chloride. Pure potassium appears as a silver-to-white alkali metal that will ignite if placed in water, and is usually stored in liquid paraffin.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Bupropion Hydrochloride 100 mg
- Clorazepate Dipotassium 3.75 mg
- Dexilant 60 mg
- Dutasteride and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.5 mg / 0.4 mg
- Lansoprazole Delayed Release 30 mg
- Lansoprazole Delayed Release 15 mg
- Nifedipine Extended-Release 30 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 40 mg
- Omeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg (base)
- Pancrelipase Delayed-Release 16,000 units amylase / 3,000 USP units lipase / 10,000 USP units protease
- Propoxyphene Hydrochloride 65 mg
- Tranxene T-Tab 15 mg
- Tranxene T-Tab 7.5 mg
- Zenpep pancrelipase (10,000 units lipase, 32,000 units protease, 42,000 units amylase)
- Zenpep pancrelipase (15,000 units lipase, 51,000 units protease, 82,000 units amylase)
- Zenpep pancrelipase (20,000 units lipase, 68,000 units protease, 109,000 units amylase)
- Zenpep pancrelipase (5,000 units lipase, 17,000 units protease, 24,000 units amylase)
- Zenpep pancrelipase (25,000 units lipase, 79,000 units protease, 105,000 units amylase)
- Zenpep pancrelipase (15,000 units lipase, 47,000 units protease, 63,000 units amylase)
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