M2 Potassium

1 What is M2 Potassium?

Brand: M2 Potassium

Generic: Aminobenzoate Potassium

M2 potassium is the commonly used drug to treat fibrosis. Fibrosis is a clinical condition characterized by tightened and less flexible skin and underlying tissues.

It may be seen in dermatomyositis, scleroderma, linear scleroderma morphea, and Peyronie's disease.

Aminobenzoate potassium is also prescribed to cure nonsuppurative inflammation that takes place in dermatomyositis, Peyronie's disease, and pemphigus.

This drug is orally administered and found in several forms such as capsule, tablets, and powder for suspension. This drug is not available without your doctor’s prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using M2 potassium, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. This is a decision that your doctor will make with your active participation.

For this medicine, certain factors such as present and past illness, drug interactions, metabolic impairments, hypersensitivity reactions, pregnancy, lactation etc. may alter the drug action. Thus, the use of aminobenzoate potassium should be considered cautiously.

If you have had any allergic reaction to such medications or any other medicines, tell your doctor about that. Moreover, the presence of other medical problems may affect the desired plasma concentration as well as the duration of action of the drug.

Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems. Especially diabetes, heart disease, asthma, renal impairment and hepatic failure affect the use of any drug.

3 Proper Usage

To use M2 potassium properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. The dose of this medicine will vary according to patient’s condition or requirements. You should follow the doctor's directions and advice.

The amount of medicine that you take should not exceed the maximum therapeutic dose. Also, the frequency of your daily drug administration and the duration of drug therapy depend on the particular medical problem for which you are taking the medicine.

Therapeutic administration of this drug combination is given below:

  • In order to treat fibrosis: 12 g is given in an adult daily divided into 4-6 doses. This drug should be taken with a meal. In the case of children, the therapeutic dose depends on upon body weight. Here, the dose and schedule are determined by a health professional. Usually, 220 mg/kg is given in a child divided into 4-6 doses.
  • In order to prevent stomach upset, a glass of water or milk should be taken before you take this medicine. It is always advised to take aminobenzoate potassium mixing with water or citrus juices. You can dissolve the powder of aminobenzoate potassium in citrus drinks replacing water to cover up the drug’s taste.

It is advised to take your medicine in time. If you miss any dose of this medicine, you should take it as soon as possible. But when it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

You should store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

All kinds of medicines should be kept out of the reach of children. Outdated medicine must be disposed of by an appropriate way. 

4 Precautions to Take

In using M2 potassium, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. Some important measures should be taken if you feel any discomfort following any drug therapy.

Firstly, you should stop using the drug and then consult with your physician immediately. Regular visits are recommended to make sure this medicine is working properly or not. Although aminobenzoate potassium is well tolerated, it may cause certain unwanted adverse effects of its own.

Hypoglycaemia may take place while you are undergoing this drug therapy. It may be dangerous and even life-threatening. You should take some sweets, orange juice, honey or glucose to combat this serious condition. In such situation, you may need hospitalization.

Certain drugs should not be used concurrently with such medications. It is always recommended to consult with your doctor if you are in need of some drugs for another health problem. Sometimes it is must avoid some particular medicines during this drug therapy in order to get rid of serious drug reactions.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with M2 potassium. The side-effects usually go away during the treatment episode as your body adjusts to the medicine.

Additionally, your health care professional may advise you about the ways how to prevent or reduce those unwanted side-effects.

Sometimes you may need to consult with the doctor if you feel any serious discomfort like:

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