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What to do if kaon-cl (potassium chloride) 20% meq q.d?

What to do if kaon-cl (potassium chloride) 20% meq q.d?

Potassium chloride: You need to rephrase your question so that people on Healthtap can know what it is you are asking. The dose of potassium chloride is 20 mEq, not 20%mEq. Please resubmit a better question for a meaningful answer. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Today is1st day of medication I took amox tr-k clv 875-125mg furosemide 20mg potassium cl ER 10meq tablets I started to vomit is it from medication?

Today is1st day of medication I took amox tr-k clv 875-125mg furosemide 20mg potassium cl ER 10meq tablets I started to vomit is it from medication?

Yes: Stomach upset is often associated with this combination which should be taken with food to get one of the components activated. If you had vomiting after taking it with food, ask your doctor to prescribe an alternate antibiotic. You may also try taking it after meal and see what happens. ...Read more

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Potassium cl 20meq ER tablets over the counter?

Potassium cl 20meq ER tablets over the counter?

Probably not: Potassium chloride can be dangerous if overused. If you need this drug get it from a pharmacist to ensure the correct dose. ...Read more

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How many meq of Potassium cl er may be taken at one time to insure maximum absorption?

Dangerous: The thought process here is dangerous. Too much potassium can be deadly. Perhaps more importantly, I suspect you are having symptoms that you attribute to low potassium, but that may portend another (or persistent) problem that requires follow up evaluation. Take potassium as prescribed and notify your physician of any persistent or new symptoms that concern you. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Potassium Chloride: A supplement for people who do not have enough potassium in the body. This is caused by either taking drugs such as diuretics (water pills) or from certain diseases. ...Read more

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What types of medications can cause low potassium?

What types of medications can cause low potassium?

Many...: The followings are known to deplete potassium:
antacids, nsaids, steroid, aminoglycosides, diuretics (notably loop diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) and thiazide), and anti-gout drugs (uricosuric agents). So, ask, watch, and work with doctor. ...Read more

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What potassium medication should I take, if I can't take Klor-Con?

See below: Klor con (potassium) is pottassium chloride, an alternative is k lyte pottassium bicarbonate

both have GI stomach side effects
other alternative is to use aldactoneand stop the klor con

ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to raise my potassium without medication?

Lots of foods: Fruits, especially citrus and bananas
potatoes
nuts
meats
dairy

amongst others. ...Read more

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Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks

Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks

One recent study: Showed that artificial sweeteners (in soda), when used daily, were linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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How long does it take lispronil to raise potassium levels while on the medication?

Variable: This is variable, most patients do not have problems.
But this has to be checked on your DR visits. ...Read more

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Why some medication caming with sodium, potassium and HCl and other medication without?

Pharmacologic basis: It is based on where the medication is metabolized and absorbed as well as whether the medication is time release or not. Some of these formulations may lengthen the time the medicine lasts or where it acts. ...Read more

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Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications. Pls explain?

Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications. Pls explain?

Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider. ...Read more

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Gfr 57. Potassium 5.4. Creatinine 1.1. Medications ruled out. No known kidney disease. Hypertension controlled with mess. Can dehydration cause this?

Gfr 57. Potassium 5.4. Creatinine 1.1. Medications ruled out. No known kidney disease. Hypertension controlled with mess. Can dehydration cause this?

Depends: It's hard to know with only a one-time reading. Your kidney function can fluctuate depending on your hydration status, how well controlled your blood pressure is (esp if it's too low for adequate renal perfusion) and if you're taking any medications that can affect gfr, ie nsaids, antibiotics like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). You may have kidney disease if you have other creat that are similar. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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What should my grandmother do to lower her blood pressure? My grandmother has high blood pressure. She currently takes the following medications for it: -losartan potassium 100mg once a day -coreg cr 40mg and 20mg (60mg total) once a day -clonidine

What should my grandmother do to lower her blood pressure? My grandmother has high blood pressure. She currently takes the following medications for it: -losartan potassium 100mg once a day -coreg cr 40mg and 20mg (60mg total) once a day -clonidine

By: By the date of this post almost a week has passed. I will assume that your grandmother has seen or spoken with her doctor. If not she must do so immediately. For the future, if her BP rises that high, along with having symptoms (in her case she had severe headache and nausea). This is reason to take her to the urgent care or at least give a call in to her doctor for instruction. It sounds like your grandmother needs a change in her treatment plan in order to lower her bp.
All the best. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the drug linsopril affect a persons potassium levers?

ACEI - POTASSIUM: Lisinopril inhibits production of angiotensin and aldosterone. Aldosterone isvour potassium excreting hormone. Lisinopril thus diminishes potassium excretion by our kidneys. This effect is dose dependent. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the generic drug name of potassium cyanide medicine?

Could you tell me what is the generic drug name of potassium cyanide medicine?

Poison: Potassium cyanide is the generic name and I'll bet you there is no brand name to it because it's an extremely deadly poison. James Bond may carry one in case he's captured by SPECTRE but don't you mess up with that. ...Read more

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Do doctors always give patients potassium-sparing drugs if the patient has low potassium levels?

Do doctors always give patients potassium-sparing drugs if the patient has low potassium levels?

NeverSayAlwaysorNeve: If you are on a medication that tends to make you lose potassium, then the doctor could substitute or add another drug that helps you keep it. Another option would be to take potassium supplements as well as foods higher in potassium. The supplement/diet approach would also apply if for some reason your potassium was low. Other than that, it depends on your particular situation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what street drugs or narcotics can cause potassium levels to drop or become low?

Could you tell me what street drugs or narcotics can cause potassium levels to drop or become low?

Drugs and potassium: A full list of the causes of low potassium, hypokalemia (h), is found at this link:
http://www. Healthline. Com/galecontent/hypokalemia

street drugs are not made by a pharmaceutical company and vary from dealer to dealer. Therefore, there is no way to accurately tell what they are mixed with. ...Read more

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How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink gatorade once in a while taking losartan potassium? I know certain drugs increase potassium and gatorade has potassium in it.

Probably ok: The amount of potassium in a glass of Gatorade is minimal and is unlikely to affect serum potassium levels, especially if kidney function is normal. Sugary drinks like Gatorade may not be all that healthy, though. Check out the ingredients: water, sugar, table salt, carbohydrates, electrolytes (110 mg sodium, 30 mg potassium, 93 mg chloride), high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, glucose, ...Read more

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Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels? And both work to do their job? Aldactone (spironolactone) made me have high pot. But I want to take it

It depends: It depends on why you're taking spironolactone (Aldactone). Suggest low potassium diet - especially avoid tomatoes, potatoes, bananas and orange juice (or V8 juice). Some people take an additional diuretic to lower potassium but these drugs have other side effects. ...Read more

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