RAMQ status: Covered
Treatment or prevention of hypokalemia (potassium depletion) which does not result from dietary deficiency.
Take 1 tablet, 1 to 2 times per day (20-40 mEq, 1 tablet provides 780 mg potassium (20 mEq) from 1500 mg of potassium chloride).
Take 1 tablet, 2 to 5 times per day (40-100 mEq, 1 tablet provides 780 mg potassium (20 mEq) from 1500 mg of potassium chloride).
Take immediately after a meal or with food to prevent too rapid absorption and lessen possible stomach upset or laxative action. Do not crush, chew or suck the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. If you are having difficulty swallowing whole tablets, you may try one of the following:
A. Break the tablet in half, and take each half separately with a full glass of water.
B. Prepare an aqueous (water) suspension (see label for instructions)
Each tablet contains: Potassium (potassium chloride) 780 mg (20 mEq)
Croscarmellose sodium, ethylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose.