Potassium Chloride is a potassium supplement used in the treatment and prevention of low potassium levels in the blood. This type of medication is used by individuals who are unable to receive enough potassium in their daily diet or for individuals who have lost too much potassium as a result of an illness.
Potassium Chloride can be taken orally in the form of tablets or can be given through an injection into the body. If you choose to have the potassium injected, it must be given by a qualified professional.
Common side effects associated with this type of drug include diarrhea, nausea, gas, vomiting and stomach pain. If the side effects appear to be getting worse or do not go away, contact your doctor for assistance.
Occasionally, Potassium Chloride may be prescribed for other purposes, under the recommendations of your doctor.