POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection 10ml


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Potassium Chloride 150mg
By Aglowmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection 10ml

What is POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection used for?

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection injection/syrup is used for the treatment of low level of potassium (hypokalaemia).

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection work?

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection is a nutritional supplement. The drug acts by providing potassium required for the proper functioning of the body.

How to use POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection injection/syrup as prescribed by your doctor.

  • POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

If you miss a dose of POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection , please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection include the following:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?

Drugs that interact with POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Caffeine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Doxylamine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Olmesartan
  • Perindopril
  • Phenylephrine
  • Valsartan

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection :

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach upset
  • Abdominal pain
  • Injection site pain
  • Redness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Ulceration
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty in breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection .
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to use POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before using POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver or other kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection

  1. Should I undergo any laboratory parameters while using POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?
  2. Yes. It is advised to undergo blood electrolyte levels and ECG while using POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection .

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection ?
  4. Yes. It is advised to follow low-sodium and low-potassium diet while using POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection .

  5. How should POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection injection be stored?
  6. POTASSIUM CHLORIDE Injection injection should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.

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