Slow K®

(Slow K®, Sando ®K® , Potassium cholride)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
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?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
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+
Generic name
Potassium cholride
Usual formulation brand names
Slow K®, Sando ®K®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
Yes
Film coated
-
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
75mg per 1ml of potassium chloride
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
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
Notes
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