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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? ## Juli's answer is correct: 20 mEq is approximately 1,485 mg. The conversion between mg and mEq is a bit tricky and requires some chemistry knowledge but I will break down the calculations below. "A milligram, abbreviated mg, is a metric unit of mass or weight defined as one thousandth of a gram. A milliequivalent is a measure of the quantity of ions in an electrolyte fluid. One milliequivalent is one thousandth of one mole of charges and is represented by the symbol mEq. The ions of different elements vary in mass, so it is necessary to know the atomic or molecular weight of the ions ...

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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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Ethex 001 clear capsule

I have a clear capsule with Ethex and 001 on it. Can you tell me what this is and what it is used for? Thank you. ## The pill in description is Potassium Chloride SR 10 MEQ (NDC 58177-001). Potassium chloride has many uses such as being a sodium-free substitute for table salt (sodium chloride). Research I have gathered states that this pill works by providing a direct replacement of potassium in the body. Inactive Ingredients: - Calcium Stearate - Gelatin - Isopropyl Alcohol - Pharmaceutical Glaze - Povidone - Sugar Spheres - Talc Potassium chloride is in the class of drugs called potassium supplements that are used to prevent hypokalaemia. NOTE: Orally, KCl is toxic in excess. ## After reading all of the questions and replies, I am still mildly confused as to the difference if any in ...

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white oblong pill 10 p on one side blank other

The pill is very small and is about same size & shape of an over the counter Reactine Allergy pill. One side of the pill is blank and on the other side there is a 10 and a P, separated by a line. ## Please if someone can please help me out, I have a small white on one side is a small 10 on the other side is blank ## @Angie, A white oval/oblong pill marked P 10 is reportedly identified as Potassium Chloride Extended-Release 10 mEq (750 mg); used for treating hypokalemia and preventing Potassium deficiencies. NDC: 40032-915 Labeler: Novel Laboratories, Inc. Markings: P10 Shapes: Oval Colors: White Size (mm): 17 Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Croscarmellose Sodium -Ethylcellulose (45 Mpa.s) -Triethyl Citrate -Alcohol -Isopropyl Alcohol Hope this helps! ## No, this ...

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potassium chloride 5 mg equivalent

How much mEq would equal 5 mg of potassium? There was a problem with my 12 year old's rx from the dr. He is on it to prevent kidney stones and cant pick it up till like June. I was wondering until then what do i do with the mEq over the counter? ## 5mgs of Potassium converts to 0.128 mEq according to this converter. What was the problem with the Rx that is delaying your being able to pick it up? That doesn't make sense, if there are issues, they should be able to contact his doctor for a solution.

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found pill that is oblong,white, chalky has letters ABRS 123 ## This is generic potassium chloride extended release tablets 25mgeq, for the name brand Slow-K and a host of others. It is used to regulate one's potassium salts or levels. Look for tarry stools, blood in stools, stomach ache, heart palpitations. ## Sorry, my mistake...it is 20mgeq per pill. ## How long ABRS-123 shelf life ## The identification provided is correct, it is a 20mEq tablet. NDC: 62037-0999 The typical side effects of potassium include stomach pain, and nausea. Ronda, if the tablets are in a bottle as dispensed by your pharmacy, then the shelf life is usually one year from the date you received them. However, if they are still sealed in the original factory sealed container, which has not been opened, yet, t...

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yellow round pill with 903 on one side

I found one of these round bright yellow coated pills. It's a bit smaller than a dime. Imprint 903, no mistaking it for any other numbers. No imprint on the other side. Kind of thick. Very curious about what it is? Potassium Chloride Er 10 Meq? ## In my investigation, Potassium Chloride Er 10 Meq has a different pill description altogether. For verification, you can click on the following National Drug Code link [0245-0041] to view a photo and more specific details. Whereabouts did you find this tablet? And is there any reason to believe that it may still contain Potassium Chloride? I'm guess I'm just wondering what made you think that this is what it was, as I'm not able to locate any information on this pill imprint. Does anyone else here recognize this as being someth...

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Ether 100

It comes in a clear capsule, and the only markings on it are ether 100 ## I think the marking in question was actually ETHEX 001, it contains 10mEq of Potassium Chloride in an extended release formulation. Inactive ingredients may include: calcium stearate gelatin isopropyl alcohol pharmaceutical glaze povidone sugar spheres magnesium silicate Is there anything else I can help with?

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Oval White Pill ABRS 123

Large oval chalky white pill with the letters ABRS 123, scored ## I just posted this on another page here, but again...it is potassium chloride 20mgeq. It is used to level out one's potassium level and to keep the body at the right salt levels. Be careful of extreme thirst, dry mouth, sweating. ## Thank you! I didn't see it the other day. These pills were mixed in with one of my prescriptions, I'm glad I didn't take it by accident. ## Do you have a history of kidney stones? Potassium is used a lot for this. ## No, it was mixed in with my prescription with my pain medicine. ## On the ABRS 123 pill I noticed you put oval - it is oblong (a very big pill) - Does it matter? ## No, it does not make a difference. I knew exactly what you were talking about, and...they are big, h...

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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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Potassium chloride 10 meq er capsules

What are the side effects of Potassium Cl? ## My grandmother has been prescribed this medication (Potassium CL) and has discovered them completely whole in her bowel movements, why is this? ## Kimberly, when some medications are time released, the outer shell of the tablet is NOT meant to be digested and is just expelled as waste, however, the medication is still released and used by the body, just as it is supposed to be. Many of these types of medications will even carry warnings about this in the drug monographs. Side effects can include: high potassium levels, nausea, diarrhea and muscle weakness. Did you have any other questions? ## Mom has always taken K CR and now it is ER. What is the difference. I thought CR meant time release. ## Kimberly, I really doubt that answer. I Also ta...

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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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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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4 potassium chloride 20 meq er taken with metformin 2000 mg 25 hydrochlorothiazide 120 diltiazem cd

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...

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Could I be taking too much potassium?

I was at work one day and my blood pressure dropped to 75/43 so I went to the hospital because I'm normally very healthy and I didn't feel right. So the doctor ran tests and said I have low potassium but didn't say how low just gave me a prescription to take one pill a day of potassium chloride 10meq for 14 days. But somebody was telling me that you can take too much potassium and it could be deadly. What I'm asking is do you think the dr prescribed the right amount for me? And should I follow up with a dr? Sorry my anxiety is getting the best of me just wanna ease my mind a little ## Levels of either too high and too low of potassium can both be fatal (that's why the MD gave you potassium chloride tabs to take). So, yes, you can take too much but if you were already...

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pot cl micro tab

what is this medicine and its uses ## Potassium Chloride is a nutritional supplement, used to treat or help prevent a deficiency in this vital nutrient. A lack of it can cause health complications, such as muscle cramps and other illnesses. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## Can I take potassium cl micro if the fill-date was 8/16/2016?

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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.

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Why no laying down after taking 20 Meq ER kcl potassium

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?

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How long for Span K to increase potassium levels ?

Hi, I've been diagnosed with low potaasium levels and have some of the not so nice side effects as in heart palpitations aching fingers and arm muscles and numbness tingling etc. how long does it take for this drug to raise your levels. My right hand is still driving me nuts. So uncomfortable :-(

Prescription vs otc liquid potassium

My doctor prescribes potassium cl tb 20meq sr mc. The doctor suggests that because of a problem in my esopog. I should use liquid. If I buy from a health food store what is the equivalent? ## Hello, Darr! How are you? There is no over the counter equivalent for the prescription dosages. However, your doctor can prescribe it for you, it is available via prescription and most pharmacies should have it in stock, or be able to order it for you. The FDA warns that oral potassium can be very harsh on the stomach, so it should be taken with food. Is there anything else I can help with?

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