November 8, 2008

Low Potassium? Klor Con Can Help

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Potassium is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart. Klor con is prescribed to treat low potassium levels when the amount of potassium in your diet is inadequate. It may also be used to treat low levels caused by certain diseases, severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting or diarrhea, or by certain medicines (such as diuretics).

If your doctor has prescribed Klor con for low potassium levels try finding it at Online Pharmacies Canada – a more affordable alternative to purchasing your medications locally.

What symptoms should I be concerned about?

You may have low levels of potassium if you are experiencing:

  • Weakness, tiredness, or cramping in arm or leg muscles, sometimes severe enough to cause inability to move arms or legs due to weakness (much like a paralysis)
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping, bloating
  • Constipation
  • Palpitations (feeling your heart beat irregularly)
  • Passing large amounts of urine or feeling very thirsty most of the time
  • Fainting due to low blood pressure
  • Abnormal psychological behavior: depression, psychosis, delirium, confusion, or hallucinations.

Speak with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.

Important information about Klor Con

Do not use this medicine if you

  • have kidney failure;
  • have Addison’s disease;
  • have hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in your blood);
  • have severe burns;
  • are dehydrated;
  • take diurectics.

Close observation may be needed if you are taking digoxin, potassium-sparing diuretics, or medicine for heart conditions or high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors).

Do not stop taking Klor con without first speaking with your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.

Certain medicines can interact with this drug. Always inform your doctor of all prescriptions, non-prescriptions, dietary supplements and herbal remedies you are taking. Your doctor will also need to know of any other medical conditions you may have and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Is there anything I need to avoid while taking Klor con?

Potassium supplements or other products that contain potassium should be avoided until you can speak with your doctor. Taking certain products together may cause you to get too much potassium. Always read the label of any medicine or supplement you may be taking to see if it contains potassium.

Does Klor con have any side effects?

Immediate medical attention is required if you notice these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Klor con and contact your doctor if you notice any of these severe side effects: confusion, anxiety, feeling like you might pass out; uneven heartbeat; extreme thirst, increased urination; leg discomfort; muscle weakness or limp feeling; numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth; severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting; black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Contact your doctor if any of these common side effects persist or become bothersome: mild nausea or upset stomach; mild or occasional diarrhea; slight tingling in your hands or feet; or appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool.

This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Klor con, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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