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 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. ## 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...
Updated 21 hours ago in Potassium Chloride.
Klor-con M20
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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 22 days ago in K-Lor.
KlorCon M20
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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...
Updated 1 month ago in Klor-Con.
shelf life of medication
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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
Updated 2 months ago in Potassium Chloride.
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? ## Is 99mg of potassium more or last then ...
Updated 2 months ago in Potassium Chloride.
Are Klor-con tablets gluten free?
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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?
Updated 2 months ago in K-Lor.
Why is Klor Con so expensive
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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 ...
Updated 3 months ago in Klor-Con.
Bartter Syndrome
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Is there any treatment for Bartter syndrome? I mean cure? I have always been low in potassium and magnesium.
Updated 3 months ago.
4 potassium chloride 20 meq er taken with metformin 2000 mg 25 hydrochlorothiazide 120 diltiazem cd
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Drug interaction Want to no if I can take these 4 potassium pills for 2 days with my other daily medications ## Hello, Mare! How are you? As long as your doctor has approved it, then yes, they can be taken together. The FDA classifies potassium as a supplement and it can cause stomach pain and nausea, so it should be taken with food. The more pressing question, I think, is if your potassium is low, why do they still have you on the Hydrochlorothiazide? It is a diuretic and well known to cause potassium loss. Stopping it and switching to a different one might easily solve the problem. You may want to ask your doctor about it. Typical side effects to it may also possibly include nausea, headache, dehydration and increased urination. ## in the morning I take Glimepiride 2 mg, Amlodipine-be...
Updated 4 months ago in Potassium Chloride.
Klor-con, potassium
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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. ## A FAIRLY SMALL BANANA IS APPROX. SIX INCHES, SO 3 OR 4 BANANAS IS NOT ALL THAT MUCH. IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN THE PILL IN MY OPINION...
Updated 4 months ago in Klor-Con.

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