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Patient Information Leaflet


Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20%
Important information about your medicine
Your doctor or nurse will give you the injection
► If this injection causes you any problems talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
► Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you have any other medical conditions or have an allergy to
any of the ingredients of this medicine
► Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you are taking any other medicines

• Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine. In some circumstances
this may not be possible and this leaflet will be kept in a safe place should you wish to read it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you personally and you should not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

Where to find information in this leaflet
1. What Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20% is and what it is used for
2. Before you are given Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20%
3. How to use Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20%
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20%
6. Further information

1. What Potassium Chloride Concentrate
20% is and what it is used for
Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20% is a
concentrated sterile solution of potassium chloride
(which occurs naturally in your body). It is used to
replace the loss of potassium from your body, if
this cannot be achieved when given by mouth or
in the diet.

2. Before you are given Potassium Chloride
Concentrate 20%
You should NOT be given Potassium
Chloride Concentrate 20% if you:
• are sensitive or allergic to Potassium
Chloride Concentrate 20% or any of the other
ingredients in this injection.
• have high levels of certain chemicals
(potassium or chloride) in your blood.
• suffer from impaired kidney function (you may
produce little or no urine).
• suffer from Addison’s disease (a hormonal
disorder where you may feel weak, lose weight
and have a darkened skin).
• are very dehydrated.


• suffer from heat cramps.

Please tell your doctor or nurse before
being given the injection if you:
• have any heart condition.

Using other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription. This is
especially important with the following medicines
as they may interact with your Potassium Chloride
Concentrate 20%:
• diuretics (water tablets)
• medicines known as ACE inhibitors and
angiotensin II antagonists (used to
treat high blood pressure and certain heart
• Cyclosporin, used to depress the immune
system following transplants, and in severe skin,
rheumatic and bowel disorders.

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Pregnancy or breast feeding:
Please tell your doctor or nurse before being
given this injection if you are pregnant or
breast feeding. The doctor will then decide if
the injection is suitable for you.

Driving and using machines:
You should not drive or use machinery if you
are affected by the administration of Potassium
Chloride Concentrate 20%.

3. How to use
Concentrate 20%



Your nurse or doctor will give you the
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for
you and how and when the injection will be
The injection must be diluted at least 70 times
before it is given to you.
Since the injection will be given to you by a doctor
or nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too
much. If you think you have been given
too much, you must tell the person giving you
the injection.

5. Storing Potassium Chloride Concentrate
Your injection will be stored at less than 25°C
and protected from light. The nurse or doctor will
check that the injection is not past its expiry date
before giving you the injection.

6. Further information
What Potassium Chloride Concentrate
20% contains:
This injection contains the active ingredient
potassium chloride. Each 1 ml of sterile solution
contains 0.20 g potassium chloride in a solution
for injection.
This injection contains the following inactive
ingredients: hydrochloric acid and water for

What Potassium Chloride Concentrate
20% looks like and contents of the pack:
Potassium Chloride Concentrate 20% is supplied
in clear glass ampoules containing 5 ml. 10
ampoules are supplied in each carton
The marketing authorisation number of this
medicine is: PL01502/0015R

4. Possible side effects

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

Like all medicines, Potassium Chloride
Concentrate 20% can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.

hameln pharmaceuticals ltd
United Kingdom

• pain at the site of injection
• inflammation of the vein into which the solution
is being injected
• raised blood levels of potassium
If you think this injection is causing you any
problems, or you are at all worried, talk to
your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse: This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

Siegfried Hameln GmbH
Langes Feld 13
31789 Hameln

medicine, please contact the Marketing
Authorisation Holder
This leaflet was last approved September 2017



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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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