Klor-Con

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Klor-Con Overview

Potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chloride. It is odorless and has a white or colorless vitreous crystal appearance. The solid dissolves readily in water and its solutions have a salt-like taste. KCl is used in medicine, scientific applications, food processing, and used to cause cardiac arrest as the third drug in the "three drug cocktail" for executions by lethal injection. It occurs naturally as the mineral sylvite and in combination with sodium chlo...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_chloride

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Klor-Con vs Foods high in potassium
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How much natural food that is high in potassium would i have to eat daily to equal the amount of 1 Klor-Con M10 ER 10MEQ tablet? ## You really couldn't eat that much of any of them. If your potassium was low enough for your doctor to prescribe this, you should take it, as directed, at least until you reach more normal levels. After that, using high potassium foods, such as oranges, orange juice, and potatoes can help keep it at a normal level. The FDA warns that Klor-Con can be very harsh on the stomach, so it should be taken with food, or a snack. Are you on any other medications?
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why combine hydrochlorot with klor-con?
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I HAD TO SEE MY DOC FOR A PRE-OP . AFTER THE EXAM, HE SAID MY PRESSURE WAS TOO HIGH (160/80). I FEEL GREAT AND ALL ELSE WAS WONDERFUL. TO ENSURE THAT THE UPCOMING PROCEDURE IS NOT DENIED, HE GAVE ME PRESCRIPTIONS FOR HYDROCHLOROT AND KLOR-CON. WHEN ASKED WHY, HE SAID TO LOWER THE BP. I DO NOT LIKE TAKING ANY? THING EXCEPT VITAMINS AND FEEL GREAT. WHY THE 2 MEDICATIONS AND WHY GIVE THEM PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE. ## Hello, Lucee! How are you? As your doctor said, they may refuse to do the procedure, if your blood pressure is too high and they feel you may not be stable. Thus, it is best to take the medications, as prescribed. They Hydochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes excess fluid from the body to help lower blood pressure and the Klor-Con is a potassium supplement that is often giv...
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Why am I having to take Potasdium cl er 10 meq pre surgery?
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I'm having my cervix removed on Friday and I've been directed to take this med 3 times/day for two days prior. Why? I'd already been taking potassium supplements every day to stop restless legs. ## Hello, Linda! How are you? Your potassium might have still been a little low, so you should follow the instructions that you've been provided. It can be very harsh on the stomach, so the FDA warns that it should be taken with food and not on an empty stomach. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 28 days ago.
 
Klor-con M20 reaction time
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How soon after starting Klor-con m20 3 times daily will my level increase for a blood test? I am to have surgery in 5 days and right now it is low. ## Hello, Carol! How are you? I hope your surgery goes well. It usually starts to raise within a few days. I've had to take it, before, because for some reason my body doesn't store potassium and they were able to see a difference after just a few days, when I was in the hospital and checked frequently. The FDA does warn that it can be very harsh on the stomach, so it should be taken with food. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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 3 months ago.
 
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 4 months ago.
 
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 5 months ago.
 
k-dur 20meq cr tab
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Can I substitute otc potassium gluconate 595mg tabs for the k-dur 20meq cr tabs? If so, how many otc pills would I take to get the same effect? ## Hello, Rick! How are you? The over the counter items cannot equal the prescription medications, you'd have to take far too many of them and would end up spending more than the prescription costs. It would be best to pick up the prescription as given by your doctor. The FDA lists the most typical side effect of this medication as being nausea, so it is best to take it with food. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I kave no insurance and the otc potassium is less money. I figured that 8 otc potassium would be the same as 1 k-dur 20. is this correct? ## I have no insurance and the otc potassium is less money. I figured that 8 otc pot...
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Klor-con mew 20 overdose
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Can you die if your in good health and take 15 klor con meq 20 tablets? ## Hello, Matt! How are you? It is possible to overdose on virtually any medication and, when it comes to Potassium, too much can be just as dangerous as not having enough. However, immediate death would most likely not occur, but a person could damage their heart, blood vessels and liver, which could turn into fatal conditions, as reported by the NIH. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Repercussions of abruptly stopping my klor-con 10 prescript?
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I ran out of my klor- con 10 prescription and don't have my doctors appointment where I can get a refill until May 4th. Will my potassium level become dangerously low. What can happen if I don't have it? I do believe that my doctor prescribes it because I'm on Warfarin, but I am also on many other medications. ## Hello, Jessie! How are you? Many medications can cause low potassium, but for the most part it occurs with diuretics used to treat edema, congestive heart failure and high blood pressure, as reported by the NIH. You could try to keep it up by eating potassium rich foods, such as bananas and oranges. Or you could call your doctor, they may phone in a few days of it for you, to get you through, until your appointment. Does anyone else have any ideas?
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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.

NDC Database Records for Klor-Con: (27 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0245-0035 Klor-con 20 Meq/1 Oral Powder, for Solution by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0037 Klor-con 25 Meq/1 Oral Powder, for Solution by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0040 Klor-con 8 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0041 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0440-8110 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0615-8045 Klor-con 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 15338-122 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Apace Packaging LLC
  • 15338-133 Klor-con 1500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Apace Packaging LLC
  • 24236-875 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 43353-064 Klor-con 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 53808-0278 Klor-con 8 Meq Extended Release Tablet by State of Florida Doh Central Pharmacy
  • 53808-0375 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by State of Florida Doh Central Pharmacy
  • 55154-0927 Klor-con 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-5605 Klor-con 20 Meq/1 Oral Powder, for Solution by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-5609 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-5610 Klor-con 8 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-697 Klor-con 8 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 65084-464 Klor-con 600 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Rxpak Division of Mckesson Corporation
  • 65084-465 Klor-con 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Rxpak Division of Mckesson Corporation
  • 66758-110 Klor-con 600 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Sandoz Inc.
  • 7 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Potassium Salts or a similar ingredient: (13 results)


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