K-Dur, sometimes called Potassium Chloride, is used to supplement Potassium that is needed to maintain good health. Although a balanced diet usually supplies all the potassium a person needs, K-Dur is used by patients who do not have enough potassium in their regular diet or have lost too much potassium because of illness or treatment with certain medicines.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it if you remember it within 2 hours. If it has been longer, skip the dose and return to your regular schedule. Do NOT double doses.
Stop taking K-Dur and talk to your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: confusion; irregular or slow heartbeat; numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips; shortness of breath or difficult breathing; unexplained anxiety; unusual tiredness or weakness; or weakness or heaviness of legs.
Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects occur: abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or soreness; chest or throat pain, especially when swallowing; or stools with signs of blood (red or black color).
Micro-K Extencaps capsules and Micro-K 10 Extencaps capsules are oral dosage forms of microencapsulated potassium chloride containing 600 and 750 mg, respectively, of potassium chloride USP equivalent to 8 and 10 mEq of potassium. Dispersibility of potassium chloride (KCl) is accomplished by microencapsulation and a dispersing agent. The resultant flow characteristics of the KCl microcapsules and the controlled release of K+ ions by the microcapsular membrane are intended to avoid the possibility that excessive amounts of KCl can be localized at any point on the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. Each crystal of KCl is microencapsulated by a patented process with an insoluble polymeric coating which functions as a semi-permeable membrane; it allows for the controlled release of potassium and chloride ions over an eight-to-ten-hour period. Fluids pass through the membrane and gradually dissolve the potassium chloride within the micro-capsules. The resulting potassium chloride solution slowly diffuses outward through the membrane. Micro-K and Micro-K 10 are electrolyte replenishers. The chemical name of the active ingredient is potassium chloride and the structural formula is KCl. Potassium chloride USP occurs as a white, granular powder or as colorless crystals. It is odorless and has a saline taste. Its solutions are neutral to litmus. It is freely soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol.
Generic name: Potassium Chloride
Brand name(s): Cena K :: Glu-K :: K+Care :: K-10 :: K-Lor :: K-Norm :: K-Tab :: Kaochlor :: Kaon-CI :: Kato :: Kay Ciel :: Klor-Con :: Klorvess :: Klotrix :: Micro-K :: Slow-K :: Ten-K
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