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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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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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Just started on this new drug

I just started this new drug 5 days ago and will try and let everyone know how I do along the way. I have stage 3 ckd with my number of potassium at 5.5. I had been taking Kiotex and it wasn't solving my problem, so my doctor decided to put me on this. Seeing that I am the first one on this forum bothers me....but hoping others will start to respond and we can track each other's progress with this new drug. ## How are you doing on the Patiromer? This medication is used to treat high blood potassium, since that can be just as dangerous as it being too low. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including constipation, abdominal pain, low blood magnesium, and nausea.

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ABRS

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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Ciba 165

A beige oval pill with CIBA over 165 on one side, nothing on the other side. ## why do children like CIBA 165? Is it dangerous, addictive? ## I wish I could answer this, but I am unable to find a listing for this tablet in any of our resources. Do you have any more information on it? Do you know what country it is from? ## Hey fam i found this bottle in my grandparents cabinet a while back and it said they are Slow-K Potassium Chloride slow release tablets 8 mEq (600 mg) This bottle also expired July 1983 so there could definitely be a different medication by that name by 2010

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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? ## Hello, Teresa! How are you? Did you take anything to help raise your potassium level? If your level of potassium is low, it could cause these types of symptoms. You can also eat more foods that are rich in potassium, such as bananas. As to the water, are you showing signs of dehydration? What medications do you take, can you please post back and be more specific? This information would make it easier to get some idea of ...

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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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Klor-Con M10 vs 8MEQ

What is the difference between Klor-Con M10 and MEQ 8? I can't swallow the M10, and my husband takes 8MEQ which is easy to swallow. ## Off the top of my head, the amount of active ingredient would be the main difference between the two. Just to confirm, are you comparing the following tablets? 1. White oblong tablet with the letters KC M10 imprinted on one side. (NDC 66758-170, among others). Brand: Klor-Con. Contains Potassium Chloride 750 mg, extended release. Inactive ingredients: - Croscarmellose Sodium - Ethylcelluloses - Cellulose, Microcrystalline 2. Blue capsule with the words UPSHER SMITH 0101 KCl 8MEQ. (NDC 66758-202, among others). Brand: Klor-Con Sprinkle. Contains Potassium Chloride 600 mg, extended release. Inactive ingredients: - Ethylcelluloses - Talc - Gelatin - Tit...

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KlorCon M10 ER

Can anyone tell me how many mgs are in the KlorCon M10 ER tablet? I am trying to compare it to the 1500 mg in a Pot Chlor ER tablet 20meq. ## The Klor-Con M10 ER is listed as being equivalent to 750mgs, or 10meqs, so it's half the dosage of the one you are comparing it to. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is there another potassium medication like "Klor con m10 er meq" that doesn't have polyethylene glycol in it?

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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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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? ## I just received my mail order pharmacy prescription for potassium cl sr mc tb 20meq (and furosemide tab 20mg). 2 of the pot chlor pills are broken. Is this safe or do i need to order 2 more pills? This same thing happened with my last shipment and i wonder if they'll believe me that it happened again. Is it safe to ...

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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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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 M 20 Unable to Dissolve

I am having a hard time dissolving Klor Con M 20. Any suggestions would be appreciated ## 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 ...

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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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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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