9.2. Fluids and electrolytes
9.2.1. Oral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
184.108.40.206. 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.
220.127.116.11. Oral sodium and water
18.104.22.168. 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.
Restricted to specialist initiation in patients with hyperkalaemia (serum potassium >6.0mmol/L) with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3b to 5 and/or heart failure who would otherwise need to down-titrate or discontinue their renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) therapy to maintain a clinically acceptable serum potassium level.