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This is a discussion on lasix and kcl in Nursing and Patient Medications, part of General Nursing ... ok...the mar order is 40 mg route iv lasix...understandably potassium was prescribed also since...by RNurse24 Mar 18, '12ok...the mar order is 40 mg route iv lasix...understandably potassium was prescribed also since lasix is a potassium wasting diuretic...well the kcl (potassium) ordered was 40mg oral...which was weird to me because potassium is always in meq. so 2 potassium tablets was pulled out 20 meq each equalling 40meq...is mg and meq used the same in kcl tablets?
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- Mar 27, '12 by turnforthenurseRNCould have been a prescribing error. Although the MD probably meant 40mEq instead of 40mg, I still would have clarified.
- Mar 31, '12 by VespertinasDid you post this again in another section? I've seen a discussion elsewhere responding to that exact question