Who should not take Potassium Chloride?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • dehydration
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • familial hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • a high amount of chloride in the blood
  • Thomsen disease
  • complete heart block
  • severe heart block
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • severe renal impairment
  • severe burn
  • cessation of urine production
  • hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism
  • a condition where the adrenal glands produce less hormones called Addison's disease
  • excess body acid
  • compression of the esophagus
  • stomach muscle paralysis and decreased function
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • decreased kidney function
  • inflammation of the epiglottis
  • problems with food passing through the esophagus

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