9.2. Fluids and electrolytes
9.2.1. Oral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
126.96.36.199. Oral potassium
Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.
Restrictions: For use within the acute (hospital) sector only.
Please note, different preparations of calcium polystyrene sulphonate may require different dosing schedules.
188.8.131.52. Oral sodium and water
184.108.40.206. Oral bicarbonate
Oral rehydration salts.
Available in several formulations:
- effervescent tablets (Sando-K®), each containing 12mmol of potassium.
- syrup (Kay-Cee-L®) containing 1mmol potassium in 1ml.
A potassium-sparing diuretic and potassium supplements should not be used concomitantly because of the risk of hyperkalaemia.