oral liquid potassium is bitter - page 2
from what I remember as a first year student when we were taught (after a little taste of oral liquid potassium) that potassium in this liquid form should be mixed with juice because it is bitter ... Read More
Dec 22, '06If someone can drink it undiluted they are a better person than I am! I always dilute it.
Dec 22, '06Quote from VickyRNI agree. This is recommended by the manufacturer. Straight and undiluted may result in damage to mucosa of mouth, esophagus, or stomach.
can you give me a reference for this - it would help get my point across
Dec 22, '06Klorvess 10% Liquid , Potassium Chloride
For patients taking the liquid form of this medicine:
- This medicine must be diluted in at least one-half glass (4 ounces) of cold water or juice to reduce its possible stomach-irritating or laxative effect.
- If you are on a salt (sodium)-restricted diet, check with your doctor before using tomato juice to dilute your medicine. Tomato juice has a high salt content.
Dec 23, '06Quote from GingerSueDrugs and Treatments - Kay Ciel Oral - Patient Handout from RxListcan you give me a reference for this - it would help get my point across
KAY CIEL Side Effects, KAY CIEL Drug Information, KAY CIEL Dosage
Dec 23, '06mixing liquid kcl in oj is contraindicated in renal patients. whats your patients medical history? anything there that may indicate esrd or renal insufficancy? i know, i know... if the oj has potassium in it and potassium is ordered, then why is it still contraindicated? the oj can actually increase the prescribed dose of kcl.
Dec 23, '06no renal disease that I'm aware of
good point about the OJ with potassium
how about apple juice?
Or one source said "cold" water to help re: the bitter taste