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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

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

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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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

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Can You Take Potassium Chloride 10 MEQ Tablets With Flexeril 5 MG. I have low potassium I take one everyday. I have muscle spasms take it twice a day.

Low K, cramps: 24 M Can You Take Potassium Chloride 10 MEQ Tablets With Flexeril 5 MG. I have low potassium I take one everyday. I have muscle spasms take it twice a day. ANS: I specialize in low K problems. Happy to do 2nd opinion. First need to find out why your K is low. Please contact me for help. There are many causes and most easy to diagnosis. ...Read more

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My potassium level is: 3, 30 mmol/L (range: 3, 50-5, 50). In this case would I need to take some potassium pill, or this is not so low? Thank you!

My potassium level is: 3, 30 mmol/L (range: 3, 50-5, 50). In this case would I need to take some potassium pill, or this is not so low? Thank you!

Diet or Pill: This is not so low and might correct with adding bananas or orange juice for a few days. Be sure your magnesium level was normal because this will need to be repleted with a pill and bot magnesium and potassium rechecked. Be sure to follow up with your doctor for another blood draw. ...Read more

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Take a 50mg dose of losartan potassium in the a.m. Got my pillbox mixed up & accidentally took another pill 12 hrs later pm. Nervous about this.?

No worries: Don't worry - just monitor for any symptoms like chest pain, vision change (blurriness), headache, weakness, feeling of faint. If that happens, drink water and see a doctor. If you have a blood pressure machine handy, you can monitor your blood pressure throughout the day. ...Read more

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Lab work said potassium was 3.5. After 3 months of taking between 1 to 4 potassium (99mg) tablets daily level just tested at 3.8. Poss explanation?

Lab work said potassium was 3.5. After 3 months of taking between 1 to 4 potassium (99mg) tablets daily level just tested at 3.8. Poss explanation?

Low potassium?: Both of your potassium (k) levels are normal. There are many causes of a low k level. It can be caused by vomiting, diarrhea, diuretic use, antibiotics such as penicillin, low magnesium blood levels, increased sweating, hyperaldosteronism or one of the kidney tubular acidosis. See your physician to find out if you need to have any k supplements at all, with your levels of k, you may not need them. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a gluten free losartan potassium tablet?

Is there such thing as a gluten free losartan potassium tablet?

There is none: Gluten is derived from the endosperm of grass related grains and is not found in losartan potassium. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of 99 mg potassium tablets to take daily?

Depends: It depends on your renal function, what other medications you take, your size, and what your serum potassium is. There are 750 mg in 10 meq. A typical medical dose is 20 meq (1500 mg). You should never take more than 40 meq (3, 000 mg) at a time. 99 mg is available over the counter because the dose is so small, it's like eating some spinach. (1 cup=167 mg). ...Read more

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How much time b/w alchohal and cefuroxime and potassium clavulanate tablet?

How much time b/w alchohal and cefuroxime and potassium clavulanate tablet?

How about 10 days?: I'm assuming that your antibiotic treatment is temporary. Maybe 7-10 days at the most? Can you not wait until you're done with the medication before drinking alcohol again? That would be the best length of time to wait. People should just learn that drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs when on prescription medications is simply not proper and puts them at risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use cefixime and potassium clavulanate tablets for fewer?

Is it possible to use cefixime and potassium clavulanate tablets for fewer?

Antibiotics: There are multiple causes of fever, which is a natural body defense to fight infection or inflammation. Antibiotics should not be used routinely unless you know exactly that you have specific bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Allergy to potassium? Every time I get potassium (tablet 330mg) I feel bad. It is possible I have allergy?

Allergy to potassium? Every time I get potassium (tablet 330mg) I feel bad. It is possible I have allergy?

Unlikely: Potassium tablets can make people have some GI upset or general feeling of unwell, but it is usually due to the pill itself and/or the formulation. Consider asking your doctor to switch to a different formulation or brand. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 99mg potassium tablet a day safely? I don't know my potassium levels but I've been getting cramps lately. Think my potassium low.

Can I take 1 99mg potassium tablet a day safely? I don't know my potassium levels but I've been getting cramps lately. Think my potassium low.

Yes, but: If your renal function is normal, it's safe but it won't fix your cramps (unless by placebo effect or coincidence). Low potassium doesn't cause muscle cramps, it causes muscle weakness (called "periodic paralysis"). ...Read more

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Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should I maintain dosage or take less?

Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should I maintain dosage or take less?

Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with m deficiency have low k levels that cannot be corrected until the m is normal. You are not on a diuretic that causes both k and m loss in the urine. Before you continue taking the k and m supplements, make sure you need to. Get a blood test. ...Read more

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Can taking potassium tablet reduce edema in legs?

Potassium: potassium supplementation is typically given in conjunction with a diuretic for patients with volume issues therefore in and of itself it will not reduce swelling but may be necessary in patients using diuretics to reduce swelling ...Read more

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My potassium result was 3.0 mmol. I'm currently taking slow k tablets. Do I need to worry if I t drops any lower?

My potassium result was 3.0 mmol. I'm currently taking slow k tablets. Do I need to worry if I t drops any lower?

Medications?: Your low potassium may be due to some of the medications you are taking. Talk to your doctor to see if others that are "potassium sparing" are appropriate for you. ...Read more

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