It is a problem when liquid KCL UD doses are not available and the prices
went up. KCL tablet is saver than liquid or IV bags, however, , when you
need a more rapid improvement of K level, tablet is a long acting formula
and will not provide fast delivery, giving oral KCL liquid is saver than
KCL in IV bags, additionally, if you hospital has many patients in tube
feeding than tablet is not useful.
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM, sudha.swamy15 <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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