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Potassium Acetate

In the US, Potassium Acetate (potassium acetate systemic) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes.

US matches:


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Used in solutions for dialysis

Used in electrolyte solutions

Treatment of potassium deficiency

Treatment of hyperammonemia

Chemical Names

Acetic acid, potaβium salt (USP)

Potaβium Acetate (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Kalii acetas (Latin)
  • Kalium acetat (German)
  • Potassium, acétate de (French)
  • Potasio, acetato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Acetate (OS: JAN)
  • E 261 (IS)
  • UNII-M911911U02 (IS)
  • Kalii acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium Acetate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Potassium acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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