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TABLE 21.4 Potassium Supplementation

Product

Manufacturer

Dosage Form

Kaochlor Kay Ciel elixir Potassium Triplex KCL 10% KCL 20% K-Lor K-Lyte

Adria

Berlex

Lilly

Purepac

Stanlabs

Abbott

Mead Johnson

Liquid

Liquid

Liquid

Liquid

Liquid

Powdera

Tablets"

aThis product, although supplied as a solid dose, is dissolved in water before ingestion.

helpful. Finally, the addition of a K+-sparing diuretic to the therapeutic regimen may prove useful.

The three principal potassium-sparing diuretic agents produce similar effects on urinary electrolyte composition. Through actions in the distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct, they cause mild natriuresis and a decrease in K+ and H+ excretion. Despite their similarities, these agents actually constitute two groups with respect to their mechanisms of action.

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