We currently carry the 10 mEq tablets and the oral solution. We were
receiving a lot of reports of patients not tolerating the packets do we
switched and have had really no reports of issues. The only real concern
is cost of the oral solution.
On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:08 AM Fred Cassera <FCassera@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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 formulary.
*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