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Potassium chloride
Essential medicine status
General description

Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Hypokalaemia
Added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Hypokalaemia
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Solutions correcting water, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances > Oral
  • Oral > Liquid: powder for solution
Indications
Section
Solutions correcting water, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances > Parenteral
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 11.2% in 20 mL ampoule (equivalent to K+ 1.5 mmol/mL and Cl- 1.5 mmol/mL); 7.5% solution for dilution (equivalent to K+ 1 mmol/mL and Cl- 2 mmol/mL); 15% solution for dilution (equivalent to K+ 2 mmol/mL and Cl- 2 mmol/mL)
Indications