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Potassium Acetate

Potassium Acetate
Injection, USP

For IV Infusion After Dilution

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Potassium Acetate Injection, USP is a sterile, non-pyrogenic, concentrated solution of Potassium Acetate in Water for Injection. The solution is administered after dilution by the intravenous route as an electrolyte replenisher. It must not be administered undiluted.

Each mL contains:

Potassium Acetate (Anhydrous) ........392 mg

(4 mmol or 4 mEq) Water for Injection, USP ....................q.s. pH (5.5 to 8.0) may have been adjusted with acetic acid. The formulation contains no bacteriostat, antimicrobial agent or added buffer.

The solution is intended as an alternative to potassium chloride to provide potassium ion (K+) for addition to large volume infusion fluids for intravenous use.

Potassium Acetate, USP is chemically designated CH3COOK, colourless crystals or white crystalline powder very soluble in water.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/10/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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