What is Klor-Con M20?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Potassium chloride

Klor-Con® M20 is a brand name product that contains potassium chloride. The Klor-Con® M20 is an extended release, microencapsulated 20 mEq tablet.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 30 8
General health 4 0
Increase effect of another treatment 2 1
Treat side effects of another treatment 2 1
Heart transplant 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • 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 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Klor-Con M20

Side effect Patients
Chest tightness 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Klor-Con M20

Dosage Patients
1 mcg daily 1
1 mg daily 1
2.42 mEq daily 1
6.7 mEq daily 1
20 mEq daily 1
20 mg daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Klor-Con M20

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Klor-Con M20

Duration

Currently taking Klor-Con M20

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Klor-Con M20

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Klor-Con M20 and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Potassium Gluconate 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Klor-Con M20

Jun 18, 2012 (Started Apr 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low potassium (hypokalemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mEq Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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