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Brand name: Potassium Chloride Sterile (Pfizer (Perth))

Potassium Chloride Sterile (Pfizer (Perth)) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) potassium chloride. On this page you will find out more about Potassium Chloride Sterile (Pfizer (Perth)), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: potassium chloride

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Potassium Chloride Sterile (Pfizer (Perth)) 2 g (potassium 26.8 mmol)/8 mL concentrated injection, 50 x 8 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT AUGUST 2000: For the prevention and treatment of potassium deficiency (hypokalaemia). As an electrolyte supply. Treatment of digitalis intoxication. These solutions are for use in patients who unable to take potassium orally. These solutions are for the preparation of dilute potassium chloride injections or for addition to intravenous fluids.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution, free from visible impurities
Dosage Form Injection, concentrated
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
8mL x 50: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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