Potassium Chloride

Active Ingredient(s): Potassium
FDA Approved: * May 25, 1971
Pharm Company: * BAXTER HLTHCARE
Category: Potassium Levels

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Potassium Chloride Overview

Potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. It is odorless and has a white or colorless vitreous crystal appearance. The solid dissolves readily in water and its solutions have a salt-like taste. KCl is used as a fertilizer,[6] in medicine, in scientific applications, and in food processing, where it may be known as E number additive E508. In a few states of the United States it is used to cause cardiac arrest as the third drug in the "...

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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!

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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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ABRS 123

large oval chalky pill with letters ABRS 123,scored ## I just posted this on another page here, but again...it is potasium chloride 20mgeq. It is used to level out one's potasium 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 presciptions, I'm glad I didn't take it by accident.ABRS pill ## 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 I put oval -it is oblong(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, hard to swallo...

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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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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Potassium
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 10meq, 8meq
  • For Solution: 20meq
  • Injection: 1.5meq/ml, 1meq/ml, 2.4meq/ml, 2meq/ml, 3.2meq/ml, 3meq/ml, 4meq/ml
  • Solution: 20meq/15ml, 40meq/15ml
  • Tablet: 20meq
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10.0meq, 10meq, 20meq, 8.0meq, 8meq
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Potassium Chloride: (325 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0085-1717 Potassium Chloride 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0085-1718 Potassium Chloride 1500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0121-0465 Potassium Chloride 1.5 g/15ml Oral Solution by Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • 0121-0466 Potassium Chloride 3 g/15ml Oral Solution by Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • 0121-1465 Potassium Chloride 1.5 g/15ml Oral Solution by Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • 0220-2891 Kali Muriaticum 6 [Hp_x]/1 Oral Pellet by Laboratoires Boiron
  • 0245-0042 Potassium Chloride 600 mg Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0043 Potassium Chloride 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0057 Klor-con 10 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0058 Klor-con 1500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0101 Klor-con Sprinkle 600 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0102 Klor-con Sprinkle 750 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0150 Klor-con 15 Meq Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0242 Potassium Chloride 600 mg Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0243 Potassium Chloride 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0264-1940 Potassium Chloride 14.9 g/100ml Parenteral Injection, Solution, Concentrate by B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • 0338-0703 Potassium Chloride 29.8 g/1000ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 0338-0705 Potassium Chloride 14.9 g/1000ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 0338-0707 Potassium Chloride 22.4 g/1000ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 0338-0709 Potassium Chloride 7.46 g/1000ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 305 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Potassium or a similar ingredient: (96 results)

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Potassium chloride 10 meq er capsules
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Is Pot Chloride 10 meq Tab Sand the same as Pot Chloride 10 meq Tab Zydu? ## Yes, the abbreviations as the end, Sand and... 2 replies
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... 1 reply
potassium chloride 10meq sa tab
Is this medication available w/ out a prescription? ## Hello, Kitty! How are you? No, only low dose supplements are avai... 1 reply
Potassium Chloride
side effects of this drug ## SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfo... 1 reply
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...
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, M... 2 replies






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