What is Klor-Con M10 tablets used for?
This medication is a mineral supplement used to treat or prevent low amounts of potassium in the blood. A normal level of potassium in the blood is important. Potassium helps your cells, kidneys, heart, muscles, and nerves work properly. Most people get enough potassium by eating a well-balanced diet.
How much potassium is in a Klor-Con M10 tablet?
Each Klor-Con® M10 tablet provides 750 mg of potassium chloride equivalent to 10 mEq of potassium. Each Klor-Con® M15 tablet provides 1125 mg of potassium chloride equivalent to 15 mEq of potassium.
What are the side effects of Klor-Con M10 tablet?
What are the side effects of Potassium Chloride (Eqv-Klor-Con M10)(Oral)?
- severe throat irritation;
- chest pain, trouble breathing;
- pain, burning, bruising, swelling, irritation, or skin changes where the medicine was injected;
- stomach bloating, severe vomiting, severe stomach pain;
Is Klor-Con M10 the same as potassium chloride?
Klor-Con M10 is a brand name for potassium chloride. Potassium containing supplements, such as Klor-Con M10, have been used medically for many years.
Should I take potassium chloride in the morning or night?
It is best to take this medicine with a meal or bedtime snack, or within 30 minutes after meals. Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not break, crush, chew, or suck it. Doing so, may cause irritation in the mouth or throat.
Why should you not lie down after taking potassium?
It’s best not to lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking a dose of potassium citrate (Urocit-K), as doing so can rise your risk of side effects like nausea and stomach upset. Don’t cut, crush, or chew the tablets. This will affect the way potassium citrate (Urocit-K) works.
Why would your potassium be low?
Low blood potassium typically occurs because of an excessive loss of potassium in your digestive tract. This may be due to frequent vomiting, diarrhea or laxative use. Other causes of hypokalemia include: Eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa.
How can I tell if my potassium is low?
Common signs and symptoms of potassium deficiency include weakness and fatigue, muscle cramps, muscle aches and stiffness, tingles and numbness, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, digestive symptoms, and changes in blood pressure. If you think you’re deficient, contact a healthcare professional.
How do you feel when your potassium is low?
A small drop in potassium level often does not cause symptoms, which may be mild, and may include:
- Feeling of skipped heart beats or palpitations.
- Muscle damage.
- Muscle weakness or spasms.
- Tingling or numbness.