Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Musculoskeletal

Klor-Con Alternatives

(potassium chloride)

Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Musculoskeletal
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Compare Klor-Con (potassium chloride) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Klor-Con (potassium chloride) or used for similar purposes.

Klor-Con
(potassium chloride)

Urocit-K
(potassium citrate)

Raises potassium levels. Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) works well to replace potassium that's low because of certain medications or conditions. Extended-release formulas are easier to put up with.Coming soon.
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4.71Potassium Chloride
Reviews for Potassium Chloride
51%
of people (All ages) say Potassium Chloride is worth it
38%
say it works well
12%
say it's a big hassle
140 reviews
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Side effects
Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K

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How it works
Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) is a supplement that raises potassium levels in your blood. Potassium is essential for heart, nerve, and muscle function, and other important processes in your body. Blood potassium has to stay in a narrow range, so very small potassium level changes can have significant effects.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
Prescription or OTC
Available as
Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Oral solution
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
  • Nephrolithiasis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
  • Dose of Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) is too high
  • Dehydration
  • Heart problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Taking with medicines that increase potassium
Detailed Klor-Con (potassium chloride) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
    • Take each dose with a meal and full glass of water or other liquid.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
    • If you're older or have kidney disease your doctor will watch you more carefully while you take Potassium chloride.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
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    Downsides and risks
    Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
    • Potassium chloride causes nausea, vomiting, gas, belly pain, and diarrhea. Taking the extended release formulas or smaller doses with food will help.
    • You'll need to have your blood potassium levels checked on a regular basis while taking Potassium chloride.
    • If you're older or have kidney disease your doctor will watch you more carefully while you take Potassium chloride.
    • If Potassium chloride builds up in your body, it can cause heart problems that you might not feel until they're serious.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Potassium ChlorideUrocit-K
    • Take each dose with a meal and full glass of water or other liquid.
    • Doses more than 20mEq should be split up and given twice a day.
    • You can also take a lower dose of Potassium chloride and eat extra foods that are high in potassium. Ask your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if the tablets get stuck in your throat or you have trouble swallowing them. There may be other dosage forms you can try that work better for you.
    • Don't chew, crush or suck on the tablets, swallow them whole. The tablets can also be split in half (on the line), then that piece swallowed whole.
    • Even though the active medicine is completely absorbed, the empty shell capsule/tablet may not be and could show up in your stool. Don't be alarmed.
    • If using powder, you'll need to completely mix and dissolve one packet of in a minimum of 4-5 ounces of water or other liquid.
    • Some capsules can be opened and the medicine sprinkled onto soft food (applesauce, yogurt), then swallowed without chewing.
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