Brand: K-Tab Extended-Release Tablets, K-Dur, Klor-Con, Klotrix
Generic: Potassium Chloride
K-Tab Extended-Release Tablet is a drug used to treat low potassium levels in the body. This drug is available as an extended release tablet.
You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.
K-Tab Extended-Release Tablets may interact with medications such as:
- ACE inhibitors such as captopril or lisinopril
- Angiotensin receptor blockers such as candesartan or losartan
- Potassium-sparing diuretics such as amiloride, spironolactone or triamterene
- Salt substitutes containing potassium
- Diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide
- Anticholinergic drugs such as atropine or scopolamine
- Certain antihistamines such as diphenhydramine
- Antispasmodic drugs such as dicyclomine or hyoscyamine
- Certain anti-Parkinson's drugs such as benztropine or trihexyphenidyl
- Belladonna alkaloids
- Bladder control drugs such as oxybutynin or tolterodine
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:
- Allergy to potassium
- High potassium blood levels
- Severe kidney disease
- Adrenal gland problems
- Severe conditions of tissue breakdown such as severe burns or traumatic injury
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Kidney problems
- Heart disease
- Pregnancy or lactation