Potassium 20 Meq Tab Where To Purchase

Diane Says:

I am currently prescibed klor-con m20 potassium supplements. I pay 100 dollars for 100 tablets. Is there any where I could find them less expensively. I have to take 3 a day

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Diane! How are you?

The best suggestion I can make is to check with the various pharmacies in your area to compare prices. It seems this is one that's become somewhat expensive everywhere.

Will your insurance cover it?

Does anyone else have any ideas?

This medication can cause stomach irritation, so it is best to take it with food.

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Kojo Says:

I ran out of my klor con m20 potassium tablets, is there any over the counter
potassium tablets I can take in place of this?

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saoirse Says:

There are a couple kinds of dissolvable potassium available (by prescription).

One is a powder in sealed packets and one is an effervescent tablet (KlorCon/EF) that dissolves in water (& maybe juice). Check the prices of both kinds and have your doctor write a prescription for whatever you can get at the lowest price. I've used both kinds & they're expensive. Since it's just potassium & flavoring, I have no idea why it's so expensive. I was in the hospital last week, and they had a concentrated liquid in small sealed cups to mix with juice, water, or whatever. One nurse suggested applesauce so I knew she'd never tasted potassium. It's not a pleasant taste but you do get used to it.

If I don't take potassium, I get bad arrhythmias, so it's a necessary expense. You can try mail-order pharmacies as well as local ones for the best prices. Ask your pharmacist to check the prices of other brands & the powder versus the effervescent tablets. It's not a big seller, so you've got limited options. If you need it, you cannot go without it.

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Martha Says:

My Klor-Con M20 is quite expensive since I'm taking 3 a day. My doctor said I could buy over the counter potassium but will need to take 7 or 8 a day. Can you tell me how many mg would equal the M20 tablet? Thanks.

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Saoirse Says:

I just saw your post. Questions about meds you've run out of should go to your doctor or pharmacist.

In an emergency, orange juice or bananas will give you potassium (K+), as will Gatorade and Pedialyte. (Grapefruit juice also has potassium, but interacts poorly with many drugs.)

Trying to match your prescribed dose is a challenge as the potassium content of foods varies. With Gatorade & Pedialyte, you're adding other electrolytes that you may not need or tolerate, like sodium (sodium is necessary for life, but it's rare to need more sodium than you get in your diet). Effervescent potassium comes in potassium chloride (yes, we need a tiny bit of chlorine), potassium bicarbonate, and probably other K+ salts.

Since the doctor who prescribed your potassium knows how much you need and what your other electrolyte levels are, discuss this with that doctor.

If you've run out of potassium because you can't afford it, tell the doctor. If you can't afford potassium, then OJ, bananas, Gatorade, or Pedialyte will not be affordable either. (I've been there.)

If your potassium level drops, your heart can simply stop. If you're out of potassium and you have an irregular heartbeat, call 911. It's not a problem you can fix at that point.

Good luck. If you take liquid potassium, you will learn not to mind the taste. Don't use less water than the instructions say; it will act like a super-strong laxative. I've been taking potassium since I was 16 and the taste simply doesn't bother me. (My body is screwy.)

It's difficult to convert mEq to mg because the salt (chloride, bicarbonate, etc) changes absorption. The pharmacist can help with that, but remember amounts listed for OJ, bananas, etc are averages and absorption varies.

Potassium, when prescribed, is vital to your health and life. If you perspire heavily, have vomiting, increased urination, or diarrhea, your potassium will drop. Healthy people are OK when this happens. If you need a potassium supplement, haven't taken it, and have any if those problems, call your doctor.

The body functions with a range of potassium levels, but since it's water-soluble, your body doesn't store it for very long (hours, not days). There are diuretics that lower your body's potassium and others that don't, maybe increase it a bit. Do not guess. Ask the pharmacist.

Be careful.

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