What is Slow-K tablet used for?

This medication is a mineral supplement used to treat or prevent low amounts of potassium in the blood. A normal level of potassium in the blood is important. Potassium helps your cells, kidneys, heart, muscles, and nerves work properly.

How long does it take for Slow-K to work?

Absorption: Concentrations of potassium ions range in intracellular fluid from 130 – 150 up to 160 mEq/Litre and in plasma from 3.5 to 5.0 mEq/Litre. KCl is gradually released from SLOW-K* over a period of approximately 4 hours during its transit through the gastrointestinal tract.

Is Slow-K discontinued?

The Slow-K brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

Can you overdose on slow-k?

Slow-K Overdose If you take too much potassium chloride, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

What are the side effects of potassium tablets?

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.

Can you overdose on slow k?

Can tablets slow K crush?

Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water or other liquid while sitting upright. Do not crush, chew or suck the tablets.

What happens when your potassium is low?

In hypokalemia, the level of potassium in blood is too low. A low potassium level has many causes but usually results from vomiting, diarrhea, adrenal gland disorders, or use of diuretics. A low potassium level can make muscles feel weak, cramp, twitch, or even become paralyzed, and abnormal heart rhythms may develop.