We recently deleted potassium chloride oral solution from the formulary.
Since the oral solution formulation of potassium chloride product requires
further dilution prior to administration in order to prevent avoidable
gastrointestinal irritation, replacing this agent with the oral powder will
ensure proper dilution and provide a safer, less costly alternative. Potassium
chloride 10 and 20 mEq ER tablets and the 20 mEq powder packet will remain on
From: nyschp.dop-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nyschp.dop-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] ;
On Behalf Of sudha.swamy15
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:13 PM
Subject: [nyschp.dop] Potassium chloride tablets vs. Oral liquid
We received a member question today regarding oral KCl tablets replacing oral
liquid or potassium chloride packets on formulary. Have any of you considered
or implemented this change? If yes, have you encountered issues with tablet
dissolution and increased nursing time?
Any information would be helpful.
Sudha Narayanaswamy, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP