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What is the best time to take Klor Con?

What is the best time to take Klor Con?

Klor-Con® Extended-release Tablets should be taken with meals and with a glass of water or other liquid. This product should not be taken on an empty stomach because of its potential for gastric irritation (see WARNINGS).

How strong is Klor Con M20?

Each Klor-Con® M20 tablet provides 1500 mg of potassium chloride equivalent to 20 mEq of potassium. Each Klor-Con® M15 tablet provides 1125 mg of potassium chloride equivalent to 15 mEq of potassium. Each Klor-Con® M10 tablet provides 750 mg of potassium chloride equivalent to 10 mEq of potassium.

Does Klor Con have side effects?

Common side effects may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; gas, stomach pain; or. the appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool.

What happens if you stop taking potassium chloride?

Serious side effects of potassium include uneven heartbeat, muscle weakness or limp feeling, severe stomach pain, and numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, or mouth. Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. If you stop taking potassium suddenly, your condition may become worse.

Why are you not supposed to lay down after taking potassium?

Sucking on a potassium tablet can irritate your mouth or throat. Avoid lying down for at least 30 minutes after you take this medication.

What happens if your potassium gets too low?

In hypokalemia, the level of potassium in blood is too low. A low potassium level has many causes but usually results from vomiting, diarrhea, adrenal gland disorders, or use of diuretics. A low potassium level can make muscles feel weak, cramp, twitch, or even become paralyzed, and abnormal heart rhythms may develop.

What are the benefits of taking potassium?

Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. What’s more, a high-potassium diet may help reduce blood pressure and water retention, protect against stroke and prevent osteoporosis and kidney stones.

How to take Klor-Con M20 without side effects?

Do not take just one-half of the tablet. When using tablets to make a solution: Place the tablet in a glass of water (4 ounces). After 2 minutes, stir the mixture for 30 seconds. Drink the mixture right away. Add another ounce of water. Swirl the contents. Drink the mixture right away.

When to take Klor-Con for low potassium levels?

Klor-Con 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. Klor-Con may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the symptoms of an overdose of Klor Con?

Overdose symptoms may include stomach pain, vomiting, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, muscle weakness, loss of movement, numbness or tingling, or feeling light-headed. What should I avoid while taking Klor-Con? Do not use potassium supplements or other products that contain potassium, unless your doctor has told you to.

Are there any side effects to swallowing Klor Con?

Do not crush, chew, or suck on the tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. If you have trouble swallowing the tablets, you may break the tablet in half and take one half with a glass of water; then take the other half tablet with another glass of water.