Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride

 

General English name: Potassium Chloride

Application: Treatment of low levels of potassium in the blood

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of potassium chloride

Pharmaceutical Information Potassium Chloride

Amount and method of taking potassium chloride

Contraindications to potassium chloride

Consumption of potassium chloride during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of potassium chloride on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Potassium Chloride

Special warnings and precautions while taking potassium chloride

Side effects of potassium chloride

Excessive use of potassium chloride (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions for potassium chloride

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of potassium chloride

Tablets, syrups, intravenous injections, sachets

 

Pharmaceutical Information Potassium Chloride

Potassium chloride is a mineral supplement used to treat or prevent low levels of potassium in the blood. The normal level of potassium in the blood is very important. Potassium helps cells, kidneys, heart, muscles and nerves. Most people get enough potassium with a balanced diet, but some conditions, such as prolonged and severe diarrhea and vomiting, hormonal problems such as hydalastronism, or taking water or diuretic pills, can lower the body's potassium levels. Medications such as potassium chloride are prescribed.

 

Amount and method of taking potassium chloride

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of potassium chloride varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Take this medicine with plenty of water to avoid stomach upset.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
  • Consume.

 

Contraindications to potassium chloride

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the potassium chloride medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give potassium chloride to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with potassium chloride, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of potassium chloride during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. If you need this medicine, your doctor will prescribe it for you.

 

The effect of potassium chloride on driving and working with machines

Potassium chloride can make you feel sick or nauseous. Make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Potassium Chloride

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

If you take medications such as eplerenone, ACE inhibitors such as enalapril / lisinopril, angiotensin receptor blockers such as losartan / valsartan, water pills such as spironolactone / triamterene, or birth control pills containing drospirenas, which may increase Tell yourself.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking potassium chloride

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have heart problems.
  • If your blood potassium level is high.
  • If you have a digestive problem.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have phenylketonuria.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of potassium chloride

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • stomach discomfort
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Blowing
  • Diarrhea
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of potassium chloride.

 

Excessive use of potassium chloride (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, confusion, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions for potassium chloride

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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