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What is KCl in D5W?

KCl in D5W is a shorthand name for potassium chloride in 5% dextrose injection. KCl in D5W is a prescription solution that can be administered to hospitalized people who cannot eat and drink normally. It is a source of calories, electrolytes and water that will help keep such people properly hydrated. KCl in D5W should only be administered by a trained medical professional in a hospital or clinical setting.

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