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Brand name: Potassium Chloride Sterile Concentrate (Pfizer) TM

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Active ingredients: potassium chloride

What it is used 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.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A clear, colourless solution free from visible particles

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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