Each two teaspoonfuls supply 20 mEq. of  potassium and chloride in a butter/rum flavored base that is alcohol and sugar free.


Filtered water, glycerin, sorbitol, sodium saccharin and artificial flavor.


Electrolyte replenisher

For the treatment of hypokalemia, with or without metabolic alkalosis and for the prophylaxis of hypokalemia in patients who would be at particular risk if hypokalemia were to develop. It may be used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias due to digitalis intoxication.


Severe renal impairment with oliguria or azotemia, diarrhea resulting in severe dehydration, untreated Addison' disease, heat cramps and hyperkalemia from any cause.


Do not administer full strength. Potassium chloride 15% conc. can cause gastrointestinal irritation. See Dosage and Administration .


In response to a rise in the concentration of body potassium, renal excretion of the ion is increased. With normal kidney function, it is difficult, therefore, to produce potassium intoxication by oral administration. However, potassium supplements must be administered with caution, since the amount of the deficiency or daily dosage is not accurately known. Frequent checks of the clinical status of the patient, and periodic ECG and/or serum potassium levels should be made. High serum concentrations of potassium ion may cause death through cardiac depression, arrhythmias or arrest. This drug should be used with caution in the presence of cardiac disease. If the basic disturbance produces metabolic acidosis, as in some renal tubular disorders, an organic salt such as potassium gluconate may be more advantageous.


Vomiting, nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea may occur. Symptoms and signs of potassium overdose include paresthesias of extremities, flaccid paralysis, listlessness, fall in blood pressure, weakness and heaviness of the legs, cardiac arrhythmias and heart block. Hyperkalemia may cause ECG changes as disappearance of the P wave, widening and slurring of QRS complex, changes of the S-T segment, tall peaked T waves.


Adults--two teaspoonsful (10ml) in 6 or more oz water 2 to 4 times daily after meals to supply 40-80 mEq of elemental potassium and chloride. Larger doses may be required and administered under close supervision.


Potassium intoxication may result from overdosage of potassium or from therapeutic dosage in conditions stated under "Contraindications". Hyperkalemia, when detected, must be treated immediately because lethal levels can be reached in a few hours.


Pint bottles NDC 0256-0160-01

             Rev. 12/99