What should I know about potassium chloride before taking it?

If you need supplementation with potassium chloride, your doctor will decide the type and amount you need. If your doctor suggests a prescription oral form of potassium chloride, be sure you completely understand the information provided. If your doctor decides that you need to receive the intravenous or injection forms of potassium, you will receive your treatment in an office, hospital or clinic setting. Potassium chloride can interact with other drugs, so be sure to provide your doctor with a list of your current medications, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements. Tell your doctor about all of your other medical conditions, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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