Hypokalemia

In ward, A patients having respiratory distress on Moist oxygen inhalation..n is having Potassium value 2.2 meq/L. How to correct this hypokalemia now. Plz suggest.

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Potassium supplements are generally prescribed for low potassium levels. If the situation is severe, potassium might be given as an intravenous (IV) solution. If there is a condition that causes the hypokalemia, such as low levels of magnesium or an overactive thyroid, the other condition must be treated also..

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Inj KCL 2 amp in NS iv slowly I e over 4 hours. Regular monitoring and constant evaluation on other electrolytes balance must be kept and addressed immediately. Maintain I O Chart.

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ADVISABLE POTASSIUM ...SUPPLEMENTS ... .PARENTERAL. ..

Should MgSo4 be added simultaneously with Kcl for correction of hypokalemia?
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For potassium correction Inj. KCl 2 amp. in 500 ml N.S. i. V. Slowly over 4-5 hrs. Syp. Potklor 20 ml TDS Coconut water TDS Monitor S. Potassium levels 12 hrly or 24 hrly. Rest treat symptomatically with other investigations to follow for respi. distress.

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