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My prescription for potassium specifies 20 MEQ per tablet,

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My prescription for potassium...

My prescription for potassium specifies 20 MEQ per tablet, my doctor prescribed two per day. My supply has run out so I want to use over the counter potassium.which comes in 99mg pills. How many 99mg tablets should I take.

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The over the counter pills will naturally be weaker than the prescription product. 20 mEq of potassium chloride is 1500 mg of potassium chloride. These pills are essentially 100 mg, so 15 of these pills are essentially equivalent to one 20 mEq pill. And that would need to be taken twice daily to be equivalent to your current prescription dose.

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