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KCL in D5W

Potassium Chloride in 5% Dextrose Injections USP (potassium chloride in 5% dextrose injection)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

(See chart below for quantitative information.)

Potassium Chloride in 5% Dextrose Injections USP (potassium chloride in 5% dextrose injection) are sterile, nonpyrogenic and contain no bacteriostatic or antimicrobial agents. These products are intended for intravenous administration.

The formulas of the active ingredients are:

Ingredients Molecular Formula Molecular Weight
Potassium Chloride USP KCl 74.55
Hydrous Dextrose USP
Potassium Chloride in 5% Dextrose Injections USP Structural Formula Illustration
198.17

The EXCEL Container is Latex-free, PVC-free, and DEHP-free.

The plastic container is made from a multilayered film specifically developed for parenteral drugs. It contains no plasticizers and exhibits virtually no leachables. The solution contact layer is a rubberized copolymer of ethylene and propylene. The container is nontoxic and biologically inert. The container-solution unit is a closed system and is not dependent upon entry of external air during administration. The container is overwrapped to provide protection from the physical environment and to provide an additional moisture barrier when necessary.

Addition of medication should be accomplished using complete aseptic technique.

The closure system has two ports; the one for the administration set has a tamper evident plastic protector and the other is a medication addition site. Refer to the Directions for Use of the container.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/3/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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