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Kaochlor Medication - Uses and Side Effects

 

Kaochlor
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Generic Name

  • Potassium chloride.

Brand Names

  • Cena K, Kaochlor, Kato, Kay Ciel, Klor-Con, Klorvess, Klotrix, Ten-K.

General Information

Kaochlor is a mineral which is found naturally in foods and is imperative for many normal functions of the body, especially the beating of the heart. A insufficiency of potassium causes weakness, fatigue, heart rhythm problems, paralysis, and kidney dysfunction. Potassium chloride is used to treat or prevent a deficit of natural potassium in the body. It is not known if potassium chloride passes into breast milk or if it could adverse a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It happens naturally as sylvite, and it can be extracted from sylvinite. It is also extracted from salt water and can be manufactured by crystallization from solution, flotation or electrostatic separation from merited minerals.

Kaochlor Dosage

  • The dose of these medicines will be different for different patients.
  • Adults and teenagers - 25 to 50 milliequivalents dissolved in one-half to one glass of cold water, taken one or two times a day.
  • Children - Dose must be determined by your doctor.

Side Effects of Kaochlor

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Iirregular or slow heartbeat.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools.
  • Chest or throat pain.
  • Weakness or heaviness of legs.
  • Upset stomach.

Warnings and precautions before taking Kaochlor

Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tell your doctor if you have ever had any bizarre or allergic reaction to potassium preparations. Do not use salt substitutes, eat low-sodium foods, exceptionally some breads and canned foods, or drink low-sodium milk unless you are told to do so by your doctor, since these products may contain potassium. Do not take more of it, do not take it more frequent, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Overdosage

Seek emergency medical cognizance if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Signs of a potassium chloride overdose may include paralysis, numbness or tingly feeling, feeling light-headed, fainting, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, or coma.