ok...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?
Mar 27, '12
Could have been a prescribing error. Although the MD probably meant 40mEq instead of 40mg, I still would have clarified.
Mar 31, '12
Did you post this again in another section? I've seen a discussion elsewhere responding to that exact question