Potassium Levels

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Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K (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 salts. El...

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Potassium chloride SA vs ER?

I was looking for information and discounts on Potassium chloride SA 10 meq CR capsules and only found info on Potassium chloride ER. What is the difference? What does the SA mean? ## These are all just abbreviations that designate it as being a time released formulation, the CR stands for controlled release, SA stands for Sustained Action, and ER stands for Extended Release. There are actually many different abbreviations that are used, but they all mean the same thing. Unfortunately, this results in a lot of confusion for many doctors and patients. If you read the NIH research studies, you will see that such large doses of potassium cannot be taken in just one dose due to how harsh they are on the stomach, thus all such prescription tablets are time released. The harshness is also why...

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what is the difference between 99 milligrams of potassium chloride and 20 meq

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 one 20 meq dose? ## 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? ## Is 99mg of potassium more or la...

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k-dur 20meq cr tab

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...

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Mission 610

Large Yellow pill - oval No other info ## a large yellow pill shows MISSION on one side 610 on the other it is oval in shape. I think it is a potassium Chloride supplement but do not know anything more about it would like to know for sure ## Barb is correct, Mission Pharmacal lists it is containing 10mEqs of potassium. The FDA warns that it may cause nausea, and stomach pain, due to its potency, so it should be taken with food. It's inactive ingredients are listed as being carnauba wax and magnesium stearate, though they may vary depending on the facility they are manufactured in. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Legs hurt so bad

I have had a massive heart attack. Therefore, i have a defibrillator and 2 stents. I now take a lot of medicines. So my doctor said my potassium was low. Now I find myself can barely walk because of my thighs and calf hurt so bad. My thighs hurts to even touch them. I have found taking a very hot shower sooth the pain. What should I do? Do I need to drink more water?

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Potassium chloride 20MEQ ER Tablets

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. ## Is there a difference between potassium chloride er tabs (20 meq) and potassium chloride sr mc tabs (20 meq)? ## I have been taking Atenolol 100/25 and Potassium Chlori...

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Klor-con M20

side effects ## My Doctor changed my prescription for Potassium Chloride ER 10MEQ to Klor-Con M20 tablet.. I have Atria Fibriliation and and recently had a pacemaker installed. I am having difficulty dissolving the Klor-Kon M20 , have even tried using warm water. Nothing seems to dissolve them. Any suggestions? ## I am a 66 yr old male who's had double by pass in 2011. I am taking Klor-con M20 ER Tab 20meo 1/2 tablet a day. I am out of them and my wife has a bottle of potassium gluconate 595mg ( over the counter ). Can I substitute with those or something else until I get my check on the 3rd. I suffer light headedness and occassionally, but rarely pass out due to dyehydration. ## Marian, why are you trying to dissolve them? If you can't swallow them, you can be given an IV of it...

Updated in K-Lor
KlorCon M20

How many mg are 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...

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shelf life of medication

What us the shelf life for potassium chloride 20 meq er? ## Hello, Beatrice! How are you? If it is in a pharmacy dispensed bottle, then it expires on year from the date it was dispensed. The reason for this is because that's when it becomes exposed to the elements that cause degradation. However, if it's in the original factor sealed container, most pills are good for about 4 years, until the seal is broken. The FDA warns that this medication can be very harsh on the stomach, so it should be taken with food. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you, the answer to my question was helpful. ## What ls the shelf life of baclofen. I have several bottles from back in 2016

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Are Klor-con tablets gluten free?

Rx: Klor-Con M20 tablets UPS Extended release tablet-oral. This is a white,oblong shaped tablet imprinted with KC M20 on the front. Is the tablet gluten free? ## is Klor-Con 20 meq tablets gluten free? ## The manufacturer, Upsher-Smith does not list them as containing any gluten ingredients, according to the listings I've found in the NIH and FDA databases. They do, however, warn that you should not break, crush, or chew the tablet, it should be swallowed whole, with a meal, or small snack. Is there anything else I can help with?

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