Potassium Acetate

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  • Hypokalemia

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Uses of Potassium Acetate

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Potassium Acetate is used in the prevention of:

  • Hypokalemia

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Potassium Acetate Brand Names

Potassium Acetate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Potassium Acetate Drug Class

Potassium Acetate is part of the drug class:

Potassium Acetate Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMILORIDE/POTASSIUM ACETATE
  • BENAZEPRIL/POTASSIUM ACETATE
  • FOSINOPRIL/POTASSIUM ACETATE
  • POTASSIUM ACETATE/QUINAPRIL
  • POTASSIUM ACETATE/RAMIPRIL
  • POTASSIUM ACETATE/SPIRONOLACTONE
  • POTASSIUM ACETATE/TRIAMTERENE

This is not a complete list of Potassium Acetatedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Potassium Acetate and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Potassium Acetate falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Potassium Acetate should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Potassium Acetate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Potassium Acetate Dosage

Take potassium acetate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Potassium Acetate dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Potassium Acetate is available in the following doses:

  • Potassium Acetate 2 Meq/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Potassium Acetate 4 Meq/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Potassium Acetate Compounding Powder
  • Potassium Acetate/k Bicarbonate/k Citrate 45 Meq/15 Ml Oral Solution

Forms of Medication

Potassium Acetate is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution