Potassium Gluconate

 

 

 

General English name: Potassium Gluconate

Application: Potassium deficiency in the blood

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of potassium gluconate

Pharmacological information of potassium gluconate

Dosage and method of potassium gluconate

Contraindications to potassium gluconate

Consumption of potassium gluconate during pregnancy and lactation

Drug Interactions Potassium Gluconate

Special warnings and precautions while taking potassium gluconate

Side effects of potassium gluconate

Overdose of potassium gluconate (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions for potassium gluconate

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of potassium gluconate

Tablet

 

Pharmacological information of potassium gluconate

Potassium gluconate is a mineral supplement used to treat or prevent low levels of potassium in the blood. The normal level of potassium in the blood is very important. Potassium helps cells, kidneys, heart, muscles and nerves. Most people get enough potassium through a balanced diet, but some conditions, such as prolonged and severe diarrhea and vomiting, hormonal problems such as hydalastronism, or taking water or diuretic pills, can lower the body's potassium levels. Medications such as potassium gluconate are prescribed.

 

Dosage and method of potassium gluconate

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of potassium gluconate varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Swallow potassium gluconate tablets and avoid eating and chewing.
  • Take this medicine with plenty of water to avoid stomach upset
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to potassium gluconate

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the potassium gluconate medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give potassium gluconate to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with potassium gluconate, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • Consult your medications.

 

Consumption of potassium gluconate during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. If you need this medicine, your doctor will prescribe it for you.

The effect of potassium gluconate on driving and working with machines

Potassium gluconate can make you feel sick or nauseous. Make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Potassium Gluconate

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

If you take medications such as eplerenone, ACE inhibitors such as enalapril / lisinopril, angiotensin receptor blockers such as losartan / valsartan, water pills such as spironolactone / triamterene, or birth control pills containing drospirenas, which may increase Tell yourself.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking potassium gluconate

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have heart problems.
  • If your blood potassium level is high.
  • If you have a digestive problem.
  • If you have a kidney problem.
  • If you have gastrointestinal obstruction or bleeding.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of potassium gluconate

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • stomach discomfort
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of potassium gluconate.

 

Overdose of potassium gluconate (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, confusion, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions for potassium gluconate

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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