How much potassium is in a Slow-K tablet?

Slow-K tablets contain 600 mg of potassium chloride as the active ingredient, equivalent to approximately 315 mg (8 mEq) of potassium ion (K+), in a slow-release wax core.

What are the side effects of Slow-K tablets?

Common side effects of Slow-K include:

  • stomach pain or upset,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • gas,
  • diarrhea, and.
  • rarely, skin rash.

When should you not take potassium chloride?

You should not use potassium chloride if you are allergic to it, or if: you have high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia); or. you take a “potassium-sparing” diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride, spironolactone, or triamterene.

What are symptoms of low potassium?

What are the symptoms of low potassium levels?

  • Muscle twitches.
  • Muscle cramps or weakness.
  • Muscles that will not move (paralysis)
  • Abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Kidney problems.

What is the other name for slow-k?

Slow-K (potassium chloride) is an electrolyte replenisher. Its chemical name is potassium chloride, and its structural formula is KCI. Potassium chloride USP is a white, granular powder or colorless crystals.

Is it safe to take a potassium supplement daily?

In high doses, potassium can be dangerous. Do not take potassium supplements without talking to you doctor. At normal doses, potassium is fairly safe. It may cause an upset stomach.

How much potassium chloride is in Slow K?

SLOW-K (potassium chloride) Tablet, Extended Release DESCRIPTION Slow-K, potassium chloride extended-release tablets USP, is a sugar-coated (not enteric-coated) tablet for oral administration, containing 600 mg of potassium chloride (equivalent to 8 mEq) in a wax matrix.

What are the ingredients in Slow K 600 mg tablets?

The active substance is potassium chloride. Each tablet contains 600 mg of potassium chloride in a special slow-release form. The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol, gelatin, magnesium stearate, acacia, talc, sucrose, titanium dioxide (E171), carnauba wax, yellow and red iron oxides (E172).

When to take slow K slow release tablets?

Slow-K tablets are used to provide extra potassium: for people who do not have enough potassium in their regular diet. for people who have lost too much potassium from their bodies because of illness or treatment with certain medicines.

What do you need to know about slow K?

SLOW-K* (potassium chloride) This leaflet is part III of a three-part “Product Monograph” published when SLOW-K* was approved for sale in Canada and is designed specifically for Consumers. This leaflet is a summary and will not tell you everything about SLOW-K*. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about the drug.