K-Dur is a prescription medication that is essentially composed of potassium chloride. The potassium in this medication is used to prevent potassium deficiencies which may have resulted from the use of a medication or a prolonged illness involving vomiting or diarrhea.
K-Dur tablets should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Ensure that K-Dur tablets are not exposed to heat or moisture before consumption.
Before taking any potassium supplements tell your doctor about any drug allergies that you might have. If you have kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, a blockage in your intestines or stomach, or if you have chronic diarrhea, it is important to notify your doctor prior to taking K-Dur, as your dosage may have to be adjusted.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during you time of treatment, it is important to notify your doctor, as this medication may cause harm to an unborn child. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding a baby while taking K-Dur. Avoid taking any supplements that may contain potassium while taking K-Dur. Many salt substitutes and dietary products that are low in sodium will contain potassium.
Patient Family Information : Take K-Dur tablets in the manner that is prescribed for you by your doctor. When taking K-Dur tablets, ensure that you follow the directions on the label of your prescription. Your doctor may include a specific diet of potassium-rich foods as a component of your treatment plan. When taking a K-Dur tablet, ensure that you swallow it whole after a meal. Do not stop taking K-Dur without the advice of a doctor.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in K-Dur tablets, do not take K-Dur. Taking K-Dur is not recommended if you have high potassium levels in your blood, have kidney failure, have Addison’s disease, have any large tissue injuries (severe burns or scrapes), or if you are severely dehydrated. If you are taking any form of diuretic (water pills), taking K-Dur tablets at the same time is not recommended.
Sever Side Effects : Most Severe: confusion, anxiety, feeling like you might pass out; uneven heartbeat; extreme thirst, increased urination; leg discomfort; muscle weakness or limp feeling; numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth; severe stomac
Common and Less Serious: mild nausea or upset stomach; mild or occasional diarrhea; slight tingling in your hands or feet; or appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool
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