If you have been diagnosed with hypokalemia, your doctor may prescribe Potassium Chloride Solution or generic Potassium Chloride while finding the cause of this deficiency. The more common reasons for becoming hypokalemic are taking diuretics (water pills), diarrhea, and chronic laxative abuse. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Before You are Prescribed Potassium Chloride Solution
Ask your doctor if taking Potassium Chloride Solution is safe if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have with your doctor and list any Rx drugs or non-prescription medications you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Potassium Chloride Solution is right for you.