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I take lasix retention from time to time as needed. I have

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i take lasix for fluid retention from time to time as needed.
I have pot cl micro 20 meq tab sand for postasium replenishment.
Do i only take to kacl when i have to use a furosemide 40 mg and do i take it with or before or after the furosemide?
also is the kacl prescription as effective as over the counter potassium gluconate and if so how much mg is the eqivalent?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

lasix can cause you to loose potassium out of your system.

you should take your potassium supplement when you take your lasix 40mg

you can take it at the same time

Potassium Gluconate 595 mg equals 2.5 meq of potassium

Klor-Con 10 is 10 meq of potassium

Klor-Con 20 is 20 meq of potassium

So the chemical equivalent of one Klor-Con 20 meq tablet approximately 8 Potassium Gluconate tablets

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would not recommend adjusting your potassium based on what is said on this site

your doctor might want you on potassium all the time.

you will need to ask