Table 2: Mean change in serum potassium per 10 mEq of potassium administered.

 

Dosage Route

Change in serum potassium S.D. (mEq/L)

Intravenous and Oral (N = 260)

0.13 0.11

Intravenous (n = 89)

0.14 0.14*

Oral (n = 171)

0.12 0.08*

 

*p = 0.12 for difference between intravenous and oral potassium groups.