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Potassium Chloride Micronized
(Generic alternative to Klor-Con M10)

Formulation : Microencapsulated ER Tablet

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What is Klor-Con M10 /Potassium Chloride Micronized used for?

Klor-Con is used in the prevention or the treatment of low blood levels of potassium, also known as hypokalemia.

How should Klor-Con M10 /Potassium Chloride Micronized be stored?

Klor-Con should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Klor-Con M10/Potassium Chloride Micronized ?

Klor-Con should be taken as it was prescribed. Mix the powder, granule, or liquid medication with at least 4 ounces of cold water or fruit juice before taking. Make sure you drink the medication slowly over a period of about 5-10 minutes. To ensure you have received the full dose, add a small bit of water to the same glass, swirl then drink right away. If your Medication is an extended release capsule or tablet, make sure you swallow the pill whole. Do not crush, chew, break, or suck the medication. Take this mediation with food or just after a meal.

When should Klor-Con M10 /Potassium Chloride Micronized not be taken?

Klor-Con should not be taken if you have kidney failure, Addison's disease, severe burns, or other tissue injury, if you are allergic to the medication, dehydrated, if you take certain diuretics, or if you have high levels of potassium in your blood. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, heart disease or high blood pressure, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or chronic diarrhea.

What precautions should I follow when taking Klor-Con M10 /Potassium Chloride Micronized ?

In order to make sure the medication is helping your condition your blood will need to be tested fairly regularly. Also, your heart rate may also need to be checked often using an electrocardiograph. These tests will let your doctor know how well the treatment is working and how long your treatment will need to continue for. Do not miss any appointments as they are extremely important. Follow the special diet your doctor has given you. This diet is equally important to treating your condition. Do not stop taking your medication without talking to your doctor as your condition could become worse.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Klor-Con M10 /Potassium Chloride Micronized ?

Klor-Con may cause harm to an unborn baby, and may also be harmful to a nursing baby. Talk to your doctor if you may become pregnant, are pregnant, or have recently given birth. Do not take potassium supplements or other products containing potassium without discussing it with your doctor. Be careful with salt substitutes and low-salt dietary products as they often contain potassium.

When should Klor-Con M10 /Potassium Chloride Micronized not be taken?

Serious side effects of Klor-Con may include: allergic reaction; 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.

Less serious side effects of Klor-Con may include: 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.

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