HOW DO ELECTROLYTES WORK?
Balancing the amount of water in the body
- Maintaining pH levels
- Transporting nutrients into cells
- Removing wastes from cells
- Proper functioning of nerves, heart, and brain
Some of the common electrolytes obtained from food include:
Electrolyte supplements balance the lost electrolytes in the body and also reduce the depletion of electrolytes.
HOW ARE ELECTROLYTES USED?
Electrolytes are used to replenish the electrolyte loss from the body. They are also used for treating:
- Torsades de Pointes
- Preterm labor
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ELECTROLYTES?
Electrolyte supplements can cause the following side effects:
- Gas formation
- Respiratory depression
- Significant decrease in blood pressure
- Alteration of consciousness
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.
WHAT ARE NAMES OF ELECTROLYTES?
Generic and brand names of electrolytes include:
- K-Lyte DS
- K-Phos M.F.
- K-Phos Neutral
- K-Phos No. 2
- Kaon Cl 10
- Klor Con M10
- Klor Con M15
- Klor Con M20
- Klor-Con M
- Mag-Ox 400
- Maginex DS
- Magnesium aspartate
- Magnesium chloride
- Magnesium gluconate
- Magnesium oxide
- Magnesium sulfate
- MgCl or MgCl(2)
- Potassium bicarbonate/potassium citrate
- Potassium chloride
- Potassium phosphate/sodium phosphate
- Slow K
- Trimagnesium citrate anhydrous
- Uro-KP Neutral
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