lasix and kcl

  1. 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 mg and meq used the same in kcl tablets?
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  3. by   turnforthenurse
    Could have been a prescribing error. Although the MD probably meant 40mEq instead of 40mg, I still would have clarified.
  4. by   Vespertinas
    Did you post this again in another section? I've seen a discussion elsewhere responding to that exact question