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How does KCl in D5W interact with other medications or food?

Because KCl in D5W contains potassium, it has the potential to interact with drugs that affect the levels or absorption of potassium in the body. It also contains dextrose (sugar), meaning that it may interact with drugs taken to control diabetes. People taking digitalis may need to be monitored more closely while taking KCl in D5W. In general, talk to your doctor about all medications and supplements you're taking before being administered KCl in D5W.

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