Potassium is a mineral that is found in many foods and is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart.
Potassium chloride is used to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia).
Potassium levels can be low as a result of a disease or from taking certain medicines, or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting.
In patients for whom dietary management with potassium-rich foods or dose reduction of diuretics is insufficient, potassium chloride extended-release tablets are indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of hypokalemia, regardless of whether it is caused by metabolic alkalosis or not.
Potassium Chloride (oral container, broadened discharge, oral granule, expanded discharge, oral tablet, expanded discharge, oral fluid, intravenous arrangement, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet, intensifying powder)
Make sure to carefully read and adhere to any instructions for use that came with your medication. If you do not comprehend these instructions, consult your physician or pharmacist.
Take a full glass of water with the potassium chloride. If this medication causes stomach upset, take potassium chloride with or shortly after a meal.
Use a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup or the supplied dosing syringe to measure liquid medication. Ask your pharmacist for a dose-measuring device if you do not already have one.
Try not to pound, bite, or suck on a tablet or container. The pill could irritate your throat or mouth if you swallow it.
Get crisis clinical assistance in the event that you have indications of a hypersensitive response to potassium chloride: hives; difficult respiration; face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling
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