Potassium Chloride Injection
Potassium Chloride injection is used to treat and/or prevent potassium defiency usually prescribed when oral methods are not feasible. Potassium chloride should be diluted before administration. Potassium participates in carbohydrate utilization and protein synthesis and is critical in the regulation of nerve conduction and muscle contraction, particularly in the heart.
Chloride, the major extracellular anion, closely follows the metabolism of sodium, and changes in the acid-base balance of the body are reflected by changes in the chloride concentration. Normally about 80 to 90% of the potassium intake is excreted in the urine, the remainder in the stools and, to a small extent, in perspiration. The kidney does not conserve potassium well so that during fasting, or in patients on a potassium-free diet, potassium loss from the body continues, resulting in potassium depletion. A deficiency of either potassium or chloride will lead to a deficit of the other.
Use as directed by your veterinarian.
Store at 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F)
All prescription items are Non-Refundable and Non-Returnable.