Klor-Con

Last updated on RxList: 3/1/2021
Klor-Con Side Effects Center

What Is Klor-Con?

Klor-Con (potassium chloride) Extended-release Tablets is a mineral used to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia). Potassium levels can be low as a result of a disease or from taking certain medicines, or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting.

What Are Side Effects of Klor-Con?

Common side effects of Klor-Con include:

  • stomach pain/upset,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • tingling in the hands or feet, or
  • appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Klor-Con including:

  • difficult or painful swallowing, or
  • feeling as if the capsule/tablet is stuck in your throat.

Dosage for Klor-Con

The dose of Klor-Con for the prevention of hypokalemia is typically in the range of 20 mEq per day. Doses of 40-100 mEq per day or more are used for the treatment of potassium depletion.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Klor-Con?

Klor-Con may interact with eplerenone, digoxin, quinidine, bronchodilators, ACE inhibitors, or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Klor-Con During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Klor-Con should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. Potassium passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Klor-Con (potassium chloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using potassium chloride and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe throat irritation;
  • chest pain, trouble breathing;
  • pain, burning, bruising, swelling, irritation, or skin changes where the medicine was injected;
  • stomach bloating, severe vomiting, severe stomach pain;
  • high potassium level--nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement; or
  • signs of stomach bleeding--bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • gas, stomach pain; or
  • the appearance of a potassium chloride tablet in your stool.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride)

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SIDE EFFECTS

One of the most severe adverse effects is hyperkalemia (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS and OVERDOSAGE). There also have been reports of upper and lower gastrointestinal conditions including obstruction, bleeding, ulceration and perforation (see CONTRAINDICATIONS and WARNINGS).

The most common adverse reactions to oral potassium salts are nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain/discomfort and diarrhea. These symptoms are due to irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and are best managed by taking the dose with meals or reducing the amount taken at one time.

Skin rash has been reported rarely.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride)

© Klor-Con Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Klor-Con Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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