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Active Ingredient(s): Potassium Salts
FDA Approved: April 17, 1986
Pharm Company: UPSHER SMITH
Category: Potassium Levels

Klor-Con Overview

The chemical compound potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. In its pure state, it is odorless and has a white or colorless vitreous crystal appearance, with a crystal structure that cleaves easily in three directions. Potassium chloride crystals are face-centered cubic. Potassium chloride was historically known as "muriate of potash". This name is occasionally still encountered in association with its use as a fertilizer. Potash varies in color fr...

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Klor con powder packs
Why is my Klor-Con powder prescription so expensive even with the co-pay ## Hi Judy, From what I understand, prices can often vary at the pharmacy's discretion, depending on what cost they received it at from the manufacturer/distributor. However if money remains a concern, I would encourage you to try various drug discount cards, such as the one MedsChat offers here: RX Savings Card Coupons like these can reportedly save you anywhere from 15 to 75% off your prescription, and are valid at most pharmacies here in the US. The card can be printed out and brought with you when you go to fill your prescription, in order to see what type of discount they offer. Not sure if you might be aware of this or not, but fruits and vegetables are also abundant in minerals including potassium. If yo...
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pot chlor er
I have potassium level of 3.3 and was prescribed Pot Chlor Er(Klor-Con M20)Tb 20Meq but I have Irritable bowel syndrome and Gerd's and the medicine appears to be irritative to the stomach and esophagus. In addition I cannot swallow such a big thick pill. Is there a substitute which is liquid or powder? ## There are other potassium supplements available over the counter, but to be equivalent to this, you'd have to take a lot of them and the risk of them being irritating to your gastric system will still be there. That can actually be mitigated by making sure to take it with food, rather than on an empty stomach and will a full glass of water. However, if you really can't swallow it, then check with your doctor, they may have some other idea that could help. Are there any othe...
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Pot Chlor
Are you supposed to take a water pill (furosemide 40mg) with Pot Chlor ?? ## Hello, Earl! How are you? No, the potassium chloride can be prescribed by itself, if your potassium level has tested low. It is just a nutritional supplement and does not require a diuretic to work. Since it's very potent, its most common side effect is nausea and stomach pain. The reason it is often prescribed at the same time as a water pill/diuretic is due to the fact that many of them cause potassium loss, which can be very dangerous, so some people need to take them to keep their potassium levels up. Is there anything else I can help with?
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potassium 20 meq tab where to purchase
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.
Updated 2 months ago.
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Klor-con, potassium
Con you tell me how many bananas I have to eat to get the same amount of potassium as one klor-con m20 tab? ## Hello, Frank! How are you? From what I can find, they estimate approximately 1 mEq per inch of banana, so you'd need to eat 20 inches of banana for each tablet you are supposed to take. It would likely be easier to just take the tablets, rather than eating bananas all day, every day. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the information. I was curious. That is a lot of bananas especially in light of the fact I'm not that crazy about bananas. The pill, though, is a bit hard to swallow. Again, thank you for the effort. Frank
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Why is Klor Con so expensive
KDur or Klor Con has been around for many many years but still is very expensive. It is more costly than some newer meds that do not have generics. How is this possible? Is this a question of greed on the part of pharmacies. This is a frequently ordered drug. ## Hello, Jean! How are you? Actually, it's not as frequently ordered as most. It is only ordered when someone's potassium is dangerously low, otherwise, it's not safe for someone to take it. Thus, the demand for it is actually low, so very few companies manufacture it, since it isn't very profitable to do so. In order to make any money back on their investment, the companies that do can't afford to give it a cheap price. I'm sorry, I do understand what a burden it is, when something is expensive, but these ...
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what is ic klorcon m20 tablet ups for
I have a prescription for the above but have no idea what it is or what it is for. Can you help me? ## Klor-Con M20 is a 20meq Potassium Salt Supplement. It is used to help maintain enough Potassium in the body and prevent a deficiency. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## What does meg stand for? Is there an equivalency to mg? ## This is a new Med. to me. I like to know what I'm taking, and what it is used for.
Updated 4 months ago.
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KlorCon M20
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!
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Klor con
I have been taking KLOR-CON M 20meg twice I day one month ago I was told to increase to 2 20meg twice a day (80meg) I have been having what a think to believe much increase in the arthritis in my legs and feet, could this be from the potassium?? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? If your potassium level is still low, that could be what's causing the symptoms. Did they say how low it was, when they told you to increase the amount you're taking?
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white oval caplet ## white oval pill with kcm10 written on it. what is it? ## white pill with kcm10 written on it. What is it? Also, what is little, white oval pill with a v on one side and 58/81 on the other? ## The tablet with the KCM-10 is Klor-Con extended release, it's a Potassium supplement of 10mEqs. Do not break, chew or crush these, since they are controlled release, it could cause you to get too much at once, additionally, it is severely irritating to mucous membranes, so it could cause ulceration. It's also wisest to take this with food. You can learn more Potassium details here. The tablet with the 5881 V marking contains 50mgs of Spironolactone, which is a potassium sparing diuretic and antiandrogen, it has several medical uses, such as treating high blood pressure,...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Potassium Salts
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 10meq, 8meq
  • Granule, Effervescent: 20meq
  • Injection: 0.1meq/ml, 0.2mEq/ml, 1.5mEq/ml, 10mEq/100ml, 15%, 20meq/100ml, 20mEq/50ml, 2meg/ml, 2mEq/ml, 30meq/100ml, 40meq/100ml, 4mEq/ml
  • Liquid: 10%, 20meq/15ml, 40meq/15ml
  • Powder: 20meq
  • Powder for Reconstitution: 1.5g, 15meg, 15meq, 20mEq, 20meq/15ml, 20meq/pkt, 25meq, 25meq/pkt
  • Solution: 10%, 20%, 20meq, 20meq/15ml, 40meq/15ml, 40meq/30ml, 45meq/15ml, 80meq/30ml
  • Syrup: 20meq/10ml
  • Tablet: 10meq, 500mg, 550mg, 595mg, 6.7meq
  • Tablet, Effervescent: 20meq, 25meq, 346mg, 50meq, 576mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10mEq, 15meq, 20meq, 750mg, 8meq
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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Klor-con, potassium Con you tell me how many bananas I have to eat to get the same amount of potassium as one klor-con m20 tab? ## Hello, Fr...  2
klor con m 10meq I am looking for an over the counter that is equivalent to to the kor-con m10 er tablets ## Hello, Tracey! How are you? ...  2
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