Addex – Potassium Chloride uses, dose and side effects


2 mmol / mL concentrate for solution for infusion , solution
of potassium chloride

1. What Addex-Potassium Chloride is and what it is used for

Addex-Potassium chloride is a concentrate for the solution given by healthcare professionals as a drip into a blood vessel ( intravenous infusion ). It belongs to a group of medicines called electrolyte solutions that are used for electrolyte deficiency. Addex-Potassium chloride is used for potassium deficiency and ongoing potassium losses, e.g. in the case of liquid drip or when you get nutrition only via a drip. Your body needs the right amount of potassium. Potassium helps your muscles, heart, and other organs to function normally. Potassium also helps to balance the water levels that affect many electrical and chemical processes in the body. Without the right amount of potassium, the heart can start beating irregularly, which can be life-threatening.

Potassium chloride contained in Addex-Potassium Chloride may also be approved for the treatment of other conditions not mentioned in this product information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.

2. What you need to know before using Addex-Potassium Chloride

Do not use Addex Potassium Chloride

  • if you are allergic to potassium chloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
  • if you have elevated potassium levels in your blood, e.g. in case of renal impairment, shock condition, or dehydration. The care staff checks this.

Warnings and cautions

Talk to your doctor or nurse before using Addex-Potassium Chloride.

Addex-Potassium chloride should be used with caution in case of renal impairment, abnormally low urine output, or dehydration. Addex-Potassium chloride increases the osmolality (number of dissolved molecules ) in the infusion solution and may increase the risk of thrombophlebitis ( inflammation of a superficial blood vessel). The care staff checks this.

Other medicines and Addex-Potassium chloride

Tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fertility

No known risks at recommended doses. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or nurse for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

Addex-Potassium chloride has no known effects on the ability to drive and use machines.

3. How to use Addex-Potassium Chloride

You will receive this medicine by a drip into a blood vessel ( intravenous infusion ). The drug must be diluted before use. The infusion rate and the amount of solution you receive depend on your needs and the condition being treated. Your doctor will decide what is the right dose for you.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or nurse.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

When given dosing instructions, no side effects of Addex-Potassium Chloride have been reported.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly to the Medical Products Agency, By reporting side effects, you can help increase drug safety information. 

5. How to store Addex-Potassium Chloride

Keep out of sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

6. Contents of the packaging and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substance is potassium chloride.
  • The other ingredients are hydrochloric acid and water for injections.

What the medicine looks like and the contents of the pack

Addex-Potassium chloride is packaged in ampoules or polypropylene plastic vials.

Pack size: ampoule 20 x 20 ml, vial 10 x 20 ml.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Fresenius Kabi AB

751 74 Uppsala


Fresenius Kabi Norge AS

1753 Halden


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