Potassium Acetate POTASSIUM ACETATE

Get an overview of POTASSIUM ACETATE (injection, solution, concentrate), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Potassium Acetate can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: Potassium Acetate

Generic Name: POTASSIUM ACETATE

Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG

Route: INTRAVENOUS

Dosage Form: INJECTION, SOLUTION, CONCENTRATE

Data Current As Of: 2020-03-09

POTASSIUM ACETATE INJECTION, USP
40 mEq in 20 mL
(2 mEq K+ and 2 mEq CH3COO-/mL)
For additive use only after dilution in intravenous fluids
USP Type I Glass Vial
Rx Only

indications & usage

Potassium Acetate Injection, USP is indicated as a source of potassium, for the addition to large volume intravenous fluids, to prevent or correct hypokalemia in patients with restricted or no oral intake. It is also useful as an additive for preparing specific intravenous fluid formulas when the needs of the patient cannot be met by standard electrolyte or nutrient solutions.

contraindications

Potassium administration is contraindicated in patients with severe renal insufficiency or adrenal insufficiency and in diseases where high potassium levels may be encountered.

adverse reactions

Adverse reactions involve the possibility of potassium intoxication. The signs and symptoms of potassium intoxication include paresthesias of the extremities, flaccid paralysis, listlessness, mental confusion, weakness and heaviness of the legs, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, heart block, electrocardiographic abnormalities such as disappearance of P waves, spreading and slurring of the QRS complex with development of a biphasic curve and cardiac arrest. See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS.

package / label principal display panel-vial label

NDC 51754-2001-4 Rx Only

Potassium K+

Acetate Injection, USP

40 mEq/20 mL

(2mEq/mL)

CAUTION: Must be Diluted.

For Intravenous Use.

20 mL Single Dose Vial

package / label principal display panel-carton label

NDC 51754-2001-4 Rx Only

Potassium K+ Acetate

Injection, USP

40 mEq/20 mL

(2mEq/mL)

CAUTION: Must be Diluted. For Intravenous Use.

25 x 20 mL Single Dose Vials

This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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