What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Potassium Chloride Tablet, Extended Release Particles/Crystals to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Decreased doses may be necessary in advanced renal dysfunction. Monitor serum potassium levels more closely. Gastrointestinal-Increased risk for gastritis.

Giving Potassium Chloride Tablet, Extended Release Particles/Crystals to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Dose form may be inappropriate for this age range.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Assess renal function prior to giving potassium.

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