Potassium Levels

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Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K (derived from Neo-Latin, kalium) and atomic number19. It was first isolated from potash, the ashes of plants, from which its name derives. In the periodic table, potassium is one of the alkali metals. All of the alkali metals have a single valence electron in the outer electron shell, which is easily removed to create an ion with a positive charge – a cation, which combines with anions to form salts. Potassium in nature occurs only in ionic ...

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Knot-con choke
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I choked on a pill this morning. I couldnt breathe in or out. I gave my self the hiemlich. First on our counter & then over my couch. Scared the crap outta my daughter & my dog. Since I love avocados, I was wondering if I could eat a bunch of those instead. ## You can try it, to see if it helps, as long as your doctor approves. Orange juice and oranges also contain a lot of potassium, according to the FDA and it seems they might be a lot safer for you. Potatoes can also be a great source. How low was your potassium? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 8 minutes ago in Klor-Con.
 
Potchlor
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what is it taken for ## Potassium Chloride is a nutritional supplement given to someone to treat, or prevent low potassium levels. Low levels of this vital nutrient can contribute to, or cause some severe health issues. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## Good evening, What is "Pot Chlor" - Erklorcon 10Mg ; Side effect? Does it have anything to do with urine coloration.
Updated 14 days ago in Potassium Chloride.
 
Potassium chloride 20MEQ ER Tablets
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my doctor prescribed these pills for me for 10 days twice a day but didn't explain if I had to avoid certain foods and I am also wondering why I have to take them for 10 days? ## No, there is no list of foods you should avoid, but you should make sure not to take it on an empty stomach, because the FDA warns that it is very harsh on the stomach. You should take it for the duration your doctor has directed, to bring your potassium levels back up to a safe zone. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What is Potassium chloride micro 20meq ER specifically used for? Is it available by prescription only? Thank you.
Updated 14 days ago in Potassium Chloride.
 
dosage of potassium chloride
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I made a mistake and gave my husband potassium chloride tablets - 10 meq ER - 3 times a day instead of once. I did this for 2 days. What now???
Updated 20 days ago in Potassium Chloride.
 
KlorCon M20
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how many mg in one klorcon m20 tablet ## Klorcon M20 has 20 mEq. Klorcon generic name is potassium chloride. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## How many miligrams or grams are in Klor-con m20? I have extremely low potassium and have to take 3 per day, I am taking too much? I do not have eat very many foods with potassium so I am not sure. ## Orry, I apparently cannot type today. ## how many millagrams are ic klor - con m 20 ## I would like to know how many mg. are in one IC Klor 20mEq SR-tablet. Thanks! ## I have been taking Klor-Con M20 for several years. It is extremely hard to swallow. More like swallowing a golf ball covered with sand. I searched the internet for a gelcap that I could buy to r...
Updated 22 days ago in Klor-Con.
 
what is the difference between 99 milligrams potassium chloride 20 meq
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I was taking potassium cl er 20meq & im out of them so im trying to find something equivalent to that over the counter.how many 99 milligrams of potassium can I take to make 1 20 meq? ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? There is no direct conversion that I can give you. Has your doctor instructed you continue with the Potassium? Because too much of it can also be dangerous, so you shouldn't continue, unless they instruct you to do so. ## original prescription was for pota Chloride 1080 to take two 3 times a day; for some reason pharmacy gave me potassium tabs 10meg. to take 1 three times a day. is it same dosage? ## My husband is taking potassium 20 meq. Today we bought potassium 99mg. Can he take that? What is the equivalent to his 20 meq?
Updated 30 days ago in Potassium Chloride.
 
potassium 20 meq tab where to purchase
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I am currently prescibed klor-con m20 potassium supplements. I pay 100 dollars for 100 tablets. Is there any where I could find them less expensively. I have to take 3 a day ## Hello, Diane! How are you? The best suggestion I can make is to check with the various pharmacies in your area to compare prices. It seems this is one that's become somewhat expensive everywhere. Will your insurance cover it? Does anyone else have any ideas? This medication can cause stomach irritation, so it is best to take it with food. ## I ran out of my klor con m20 potassium tablets, is there any over the counter potassium tablets I can take in place of this? ## There are a couple kinds of dissolvable potassium available (by prescription). One is a powder in sealed packets and one is an effervescent tabl...
Updated 1 month ago in Klor-Con.
 
Low potassium level ended up in emergency room
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The emergency room dr prescribed me 20 of klor-con 20mg cause my potassium level was very low and i couldnt talk or move my body and my blood pressure was 160/100 and my pulse at 100 and i was tingling and numbness all over my body i couldnt even walk like i was paralized ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? I am so very sorry about what happened to you. Low potassium levels can be very dangerous and can cause many health issues, having levels that are too high can also be very dangerous. Potassium is something that must remain balanced between specific levels. In my case, my body does not store potassium, though we've never been able to figure out why, thus to keep mine up, my cardiologist has had to double up medications that can elevate my potassium levels. For most people, that could c...
Updated 1 month ago in Klor-Con.
 
can i take klor con powder 20 meq past its recent exp date
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Is Klor-con powder 20 mEq still safe to use past the expiration date? The date today is 1/22/17 and the date on the package is 9/16. ## Hello, Ginger! How are you? For maximum efficacy, it would be best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. The FDA warns that this medication can be very harsh on the stomach, so it should always be taken with food. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago in Klor-Con.
 
Why no laying down after taking 20 Meq ER kcl potassium
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Just wondering why I can't lay down for 30 min after taking potassium? Never had any warnings on my prescription in 7 years but is on the one i picked up today. ## Hello, Penny! How are you doing? It is due to the fact that this medication could cause excess stomach acid, if you lay down within 30 minutes of taking it, it could result in severe reflux, which may result in damage to your esophagus, according to NIH reports. It's harshness is also the reason you should always take it with food. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago in Potassium Chloride.
 

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