(Slow K®, Sando ®K® , Potassium cholride)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Effervescent tablets (Sando K)
Available as a liquid?
Yes (Kay-Cee-L Syrup)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Consider changing to an alternative standard release formulation.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Slow K®, Sando ®K®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
75mg per 1ml of potassium chloride
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give potassium-containing intravenous fluids if possible or contact the Nutrition team for advice about increasing dietary intake of potassium