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General Information on Potassium

Generic Name : Potassium

Pronunciation : poe tass’ i um

Latest prescription information about Potassium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Minerals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Potassium

India : 

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International : 

Glu-K, K+ 10, K+ 8, K+ Care, K+ Care, Kaochlor, Kaon, Kaon-Cl, Kaon-Cl-10, Kay Ciel, K-Dur, K-Dur, K-Lor, Klor-Con, Klor-Con, Klotrix, K-Lyte/CL, K-Lyte, Effervescent Tablets, K-Tab, Micro-K, Quic-K, Rum-K, Slow-K, Tri-K, Twin-K

Why is Potassium Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an essential mineral for body, prescribed for hypokalemia. In nature it occurs only in ionic salts. It is needed for several functions in the body.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Potassium?

Dose is based on patient’s condition. It is usually taken two to four times a day, with or immediately after meals.

How should Potassium be taken?

It comes as oral liquid, powder, granules, tablet, and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Potassium?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney, or Addison's (adrenal gland) disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Potassium?

Stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Potassium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Potassium?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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