What is Potassium Chloride ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Potassium chloride is an electrolyte supplement used for the treatment or prevention of low potassium levels in the blood stream, known as hypokalemia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 27 6
Fibromyalgia 5 3
Chronic diarrhea 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
General health 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Potassium Chloride ER

Side effect Patients
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Potassium Chloride ER

Dosage Patients
20 mEq daily 5
8 mEq daily 1
10 mEq daily 1
50 mEq daily 1
20 mEq three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Potassium Chloride ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Potassium Chloride ER

Duration

Currently taking Potassium Chloride ER

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Potassium Chloride ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Potassium Chloride ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Potassium chloride (Klor-Con) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Potassium Chloride ER.