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Potassium Cl 20 Meq Er Tablets
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
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
Would it be ok to stop taking potassium cl ER 20 meq x 3 per week & replace it with a daily supplement of 500 mg potassium citrate & a half of banana.
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
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
Started Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg 5 days ago, feeling a lump in the throat when swallowing. Is this a side effect? Also taking potassium 20meq ER tablets.
This is not a usual side effect.
Would it help if you did some relaxation exercises-even deep breathing.
Wish you all the best. ...Read more
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
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.?
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
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
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
Allergy to potassium? Every time I get potassium (tablet 330mg) I feel bad. It is possible I have allergy?
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.
I have high bloodpresssher and I take losartan potassium 50 MG TAB Was wondering if it would b ok for me to take a male enhancement pill Extenze?
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
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?
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