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Klor-Con M10 is used to treat or prevent low levels of potassium in the blood, a condition known as hypokalemia. The active ingredient in Klor-Con M10 is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride can be found in many foods and is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart. It is an extended-release oral tablet containing potassium chloride as the active ingredient.
Having a normal level of potassium in your blood is important since it supports normal functioning of your cells, kidneys, heart, muscles, and nerves. A well-balanced diet can usually provide sufficient potassium for most people. However, certain conditions such as severe and prolonged diarrhea or vomiting, hormone problems like hyperaldosteronism, or treatment with "water pills"/diuretics may lower your body's potassium level.
Uses and Dosage
Klor-Con M10 is an extended-release capsule usually taken orally once or twice a day as prescribed by a doctor, with the dosage varying depending on the hypokalemia's severity. To prevent stomach upset, take each dose with a meal and a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless directed otherwise by a doctor. To ensure proper absorption, do not lie down for at least ten minutes after taking the medication.
Do not crush, chew, or suck on the tablets, as this can release all the drug at once and increase the risk of side effects. If you have difficulty swallowing the tablets, you may break them in half and take one half with a glass of water followed by the other half with another glass of water or dissolve the tablet in half a glass of water (4 ounces/120 milliliters) before taking. It is important to follow dietary guidelines given by a doctor to prevent side effects and ensure effective treatment.
Common Side Effects of Klor con m10 (Potassium Chloride Micronized):
- Stomach pain
- The appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool
Serious Side Effects of Klor con m10 (Potassium Chloride Micronized):
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Irregular heartbeats
- Loss of moment
- Pain, burning, bruising, swelling, irritation, or skin changes where the medicine was injected
- Severe stomach pain
- Severe throat irritation
- Severe vomiting
- Stomach bloating
- Tingly feeling
- Trouble breathing
Form and Strength
Klor con m10 (Potassium Chloride Micronized) is available in the following forms and strength:
Potassium Chloride Micronized: Extended-Release capsule
- 10 meq
- Do not take Klor-Con M10 if you have elevated levels of potassium in your blood or if you have kidney disease.
- Be cautious when taking Klor-Con M10 if you have any history of stomach or intestinal problems or if you have any difficulty swallowing.
- Klor-Con M10 can interact with other medications, so make sure your doctor is aware of all medications you are currently taking before starting Klor-Con M10.
- Klor-Con M10 can cause side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. If you experience any of these side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately.
- You should not crush, chew, or break Klor-Con M10 tablets, as this can lead to overdose or stomach irritation.
- Klor-Con M10 should not be taken by people who have severe dehydration or who are unable to urinate.
- People who have heart disease should be monitored closely while taking Klor-Con M10 because it can cause abnormalities in the heart rhythm.
- Klor-Con M10 should be used with caution in people who have diabetes or Addison's disease, as it can affect blood sugar and cortisol levels, respectively.
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctor before taking Klor-Con M10, as it may not be safe for the fetus or infant.
- Klor-Con M10 should be stored at room temperature and kept out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How should Klor-Con M10 be stored?
Klor-Con M10 should be stored at room temperature and kept out of reach of children.
Is Klor-Con M10 safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should talk to their doctor before taking Klor-Con M10, as it may not be safe for the fetus or infant.
Can Klor-Con M10 interact with other medications?
Yes, Klor-Con M10 can interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before starting Klor-Con M10.
It's important to purchase Klor-Con M10 from verified Canadian pharmacy.