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Potassium Chloride

In the US, Potassium Chloride (potassium chloride systemic) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Hypokalemia and Prevention of Hypokalemia.

US matches:


Ph. Int.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Used in electrolyte solutions

Treatment of potassium deficiency

Treatment of alkalosis

Chemical Name

Potaβium chloride

Foreign Names

  • Kalii chloridum (Latin)
  • Kalium chlorid (German)
  • Potassium chlorure de (French)
  • Potasio cloruro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Chloride (OS: JAN)
  • E 508 (IS)
  • UNII-660YQ98I10 (IS)
  • Kalii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Kaliumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassio cloruro (PH: F.U. XII)
  • Potassium (chlorure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium Chloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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