What is Potassium Gluconate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Kaon

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Potassium gluconate is an electrolyte supplement used for the treatment or prevention of hypokalemia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 12 4
Muscle spasms 9 4
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 8 3
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Atrophy of muscles 1 0
Fatigue 1 0

Show all 14 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 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Potassium Gluconate

Side effect Patients
Nasal congestion 1
Stomach irritation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Potassium Gluconate

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
20 mEq/15 mL daily 1
99 mg daily 1
5 x 20 mEq/15 mL daily 1
595 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Potassium Gluconate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped taking Potassium Gluconate

Duration

Currently taking Potassium Gluconate

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Potassium Gluconate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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There are no evaluations for Potassium Gluconate.