potassium chloride extended-release tablet - oral, K-Dur, Klor-Con M
GENERIC NAME: POTASSIUM CHLORIDE EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLET - ORAL (poh-TASS-ee-um KLOR-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): K-Dur, Klor-Con M
USES: This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent or treat low amounts of potassium in the blood. A normal level of potassium in the blood is important so that your cells, nerves, heart, muscles, and kidneys work properly. Most people would get enough potassium by eating a well-balanced diet. However, certain situations cause your body to lose potassium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with certain "water pills" (diuretics), a poor diet, or certain medical conditions (such as severe diarrhea, especially with vomiting).This medication should only be used by people who cannot take other forms of potassium (liquid, effervescent tablets).
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