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Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Molecular Formula K
Molecular Weight 39.0983
Optical Activity NONE
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 1

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of POTASSIUM CATION

SMILES

[K+]

InChI

InChIKey=NPYPAHLBTDXSSS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/K/q+1

HIDE SMILES / InChI
Potassium is needed to maintain good health. When potassium level falls below 3.5 mmol/L, Hypokalemia is diagnosed. In case of extremely low level of potassium (lower than 2.5 mmol/L) the following symptoms are appeared: malaise and fatigue. This low level of potassium can lead to severe muscle weakness and paralysis; respiratory failure; intermittent muscle spasms. It is known, foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Potassium supplementation is also recommended as an adjuvant antihypertensive agent for patients with essential hypertension.

Approval Year

Conditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Palliative
Unknown

Approved Use

Unknown
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Mineral and water nutrition.
1991 Jul
Diet, genetics and hypertension.
1997 Aug
Inhibition of HIV-1 infection by zinc group metal compounds.
1999 Sep
Crystal structures of Tritrichomonasfoetus inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase in complex with substrate, cofactor and analogs: a structural basis for the random-in ordered-out kinetic mechanism.
2003 Feb 14
Patents

Sample Use Guides

For oral dosage form (granules for solution): to prevent potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body: adults and teenagers—20 milliequivalents (mEq) dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day. The doctor may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day. Children—Dose must be determined by the doctor. For oral dosage form (tablets for solution): to prevent potassium loss or replace potassium lost by the body: adults and teenagers—20, 25, or 50 mEq dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day. The doctor may change the dose if needed. However, most people will not take more than 100 mEq a day. Children—Dose must be determined by the doctor.
Route of Administration: Oral
Name Type Language
POTASSIUM CATION
Common Name English
POTASSIUM ION
Common Name English
POTASSIUM, ION (K1+)
Common Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
WHO-ATC C03CB01
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WHO-ATC C03AB03
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WHO-ATC C03BB03
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NCI_THESAURUS C68279
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WHO-ATC C03BB02
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WHO-ATC C03BB07
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WHO-ATC C03AB04
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WHO-ATC C03AB01
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WHO-ATC C03AB07
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WHO-ATC C03AB09
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LOINC 2823-3
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NDF-RT N0000175811
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WHO-ATC C03AB02
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WHO-ATC C03CB02
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WHO-ATC C03AB06
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WHO-ATC C03BB04
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WHO-ATC C03BB05
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NDF-RT N0000175600
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WHO-ATC C03AB05
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WHO-ATC C03AB08
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NDF-RT N0000007854
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Code System Code Type Description
RXCUI
1318915
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PRIMARY RxNorm
FDA UNII
295O53K152
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NCI_THESAURUS
C68280
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EVMPD
SUB57858
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EPA CompTox
24203-36-9
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PUBCHEM
813
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DRUG BANK
DB01345
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CAS
24203-36-9
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