Slow K®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes (Kay-Cee-L Syrup)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
75mg per 1ml of potassium chloride
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
Effervescent tablets (Sando K)
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
N/A
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
Available as other formulations?
Effervescent tablets (Sando K)
Note
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Film coated
-
Modified release
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Potassium cholride
Safe or appropriate to crush
Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Consider changing to an alternative standard release formulation.