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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...

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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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what is the difference between 99 milligrams potassium chloride 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 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 ...

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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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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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Bartter Syndrome

Is there any treatment for Bartter syndrome? I mean cure? I have always been low in potassium and magnesium.

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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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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. ## 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...

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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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muscle weakness and tingling of hands and feet

please tell me ways on preventing muscle weakness caused by hypokalemia periodic paralysis ## i want to reduce my ldl cholesterol witch is 132 ,what to do i am? ## Balot, the only real solution for Hypokalemia and the associated problems it causes is to improve the amount of Potassium in your body, by eating more Potassium rich foods and/or taking supplements. Have you seen a doctor for this? And Kumar, what has your doctor advised? There are medications that can help, but they usually require a doctor's prescription, because they can cause side effects. Statin medications are usually the class that is used and they can cause severe joint and muscle pain. ## I feel very weak, whole body, especially my legs. And I get very extremely tired at the slightest a exertion of effort. It...

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Replenishing Low Potassium Levels

I've been taking Klor-Con 10 MEQ for 4 days. How long until you get back to a normal potassium range? Thank you ahead of time for your help. ## It is hard to say, it really depends on how low your level was and how your body responds to the supplement. Generally, when I had to take it, I showed improvement after about a week, but we are all different. The FDA warns that it can be very harsh on the stomach, so it should be taken with food, not on an empty stomach. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## Thank you Verwon for responding. I think I feel better. My leg muscles feel stronger. But I am still dizzy. This happened due to my banking position being displaced and went with a high paying / heavy industrial job with Corning. Its hot, I sweat (12 hr shifts) and I hav...

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Klor-Con M10 Potassium tablets (alternative uses)

Has anyone ever tried to use left over potassium tablets in the garden? I hate to just toss them out.

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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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potassium cl er meq ta and potassium cl tb meq sr mc

What is the difference in the two medicines? I have two prescriptions. One costs nothing for 90 pills; the other one costs $13.37 for 30 pills. Can I take the lower priced medicine? Both potassium cl er and potassium cl tb are 20 meq each. ## Yes, unless your doctor, or pharmacist says otherwise, you can take either or. However, the FDA, does warn that it can cause some nausea due to its potency, so it should be taken with food. Is there anything else I can help with?

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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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