Brand name: Potassium Chloride 0.224% and Glucose 5% (Baxter) TM
Active ingredients: potassium chloride + glucose
What it is used for
The Potassium Chloride in Glucose (5%) Intravenous Infusion is indicated for replenishing fluid losses, as an energy source and for restoration or maintenance of potassium and chloride ion concentrations. This is also an alternative route of administration for the patients who are unable to take potassium orally or if hypokalaemia is severe. It may be used as a vehicle of drug delivery where intravenous delivery is appropriate and the drug is compatible with this solution.
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.
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- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Clear colourless solution
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
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