Generic Name : Potassium Pronunciation : poe tassí i um Therapeutic Classification : Minerals ICD Code : Y54.9
India- Allyte-C, Cerelyte, Electral, Electrobion, Emlyte-S, Keylyte, Orfiz, Potklor, Ricetral, Walyte.
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 it is 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.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Dose is based on patientís condition. It is usually taken two to four times a day, with or immediately after meals. How it should be taken :
It comes as oral liquid, powder, granules, tablet, and capsule to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney, or Addison's (adrenal gland) disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
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