Clinical use of potassium supplements

Am J Hosp Pharm. 1975 Jul;32(7):708-11.


The clinical use of potassium supplements is reviewed. Included is a discussion of the measurement of potassium status, oral and intravenous potassium therapy, intraperitoneal potassium administration, and hazards of potassium supplements. It is concluded that the potential hazards of potassium indicate a need for a more rational approach to potassium therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Humans
  • Hyperkalemia / chemically induced
  • Hypokalemia / drug therapy
  • Injections, Intraperitoneal
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Potassium / blood
  • Potassium Chloride / administration & dosage
  • Potassium Chloride / adverse effects
  • Potassium Chloride / therapeutic use*
  • Potassium Deficiency


  • Potassium Chloride
  • Potassium