Active factor (INN – International Non-proprietary Name)

Potassium chloride


Code ATX:


Pharmacotherapeutic group

Mineral preparations, microelements


Pharmacological properties

Potassium chloride makes up for deficiency of potassium in the body. Potassium is the major intracellular ion. Potassium ions play a significant role in regulation of body functions. Potassium is involved in propagation and transmission of nerve impulses, in maintaining normal renal function and acid-base balance. It participates in a number of biochemical processes. It reduces an excitability and conductivity of myocardium, in high doses it inhibits automaticity of heart.


Indications for use

Hypokalemia of various origins, including relative to hypochloremic alkalosis, potassium loss due to vomiting or nephritic syndrome, in taking diuretics with kaliuretic action, especially when combined with digitalis glycosides, in long-term treatment with high doses of corticosteroids, in iliac passion, hyperaldosteronism, traumas and after major operations; in arrhythmia (including glycoside intoxication); hypokalemic form of paroxysmal myoplegia.


Pharmaceutical form

4%, 7.5% solution in ampoules of 10 ml.


Potassium chloride

Local anaesthetic drugs
Nootropic drugs
Antihypertensive drugs
Drugs for a parenteral food
Medicines applied at poisonings and intoxications
Medicines for metabolic processes correction
Medicines for peripheric blood circulation
Mineral drugs, microcells
Salt solutions
Analgesic and antispasmodic drugs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs