Question of the Week

Question :
Posted On : 12 Aug 2021
Can we give potassium in dehydrated with good urine after shock therapy with raised renal function?
Expert Answer :
Potassium in maintenance doses can be given in IV fluids if the condition has NOT progressed to Intrinsic Renal Failure following pre-renal failure. However, the safe maximum concentration in IV fluids of 40 mEq/L should not be exceeded in routine /cases except if close monitoring is not possible. Potassium is especially required if there is profuse watery diarrhea leading to dehydration.
Answer Discussion :
Rajesh Wankhede
Yes we can give maintenance kcl until pt is nbm ,after oral intake allowed we can stop.
2 years ago
Adewale Owa
If making good urine and potassium level is low or if child has diabetic ketoacidosis, potassium supplementation is needed.
2 years ago
Surabhi Shah
We should not
2 years ago

Disclaimer: The information given by is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0