Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 15, 2022.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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
- Amoxicillin trihydrate 500 mg
- Cephalexin 500 mg
- Cephalexin Monohydrate 500 mg
- Clindamycin Hydrochloride 300 mg
- Clindamycin Hydrochloride 150 mg
- Duloxetine Hydrochloride Delayed-Release 60 mg
- Duloxetine Hydrochloride Delayed-Release 30 mg
- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20 mg
- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 40 mg
- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Lyrica 75 mg
- Lyrica 150 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed-Release 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed-Release 40 mg
- Omeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg (base)
- Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4 mg
- Temazepam 30 mg
- Temazepam 15 mg
- Drugs.com. Potassium. Accessed February 28, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/potassium.html
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