SPAN K POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 600MG TABLETS 200`S

KSh3,420.00

SKU: DP8307 Category:

INDICATIONS.

i) Use of drugs which can induce potassium depletion eg. frusemide, thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, carbenoxolone and cardiac glycosides, especially in combination with diuretics

ii) Potassium loss resulting from severe diarrhoea, vomiting or fistulas;

iii) Acid-base disturbances e.g. alkalosis, renal tubular acidosis, states in which there is aldosterone excess, Cushing syndrome;

iv) Decreased intake of potassium e.g. malnutrition, alcoholism, some elderly patients with deficient diets;

v) Since span k Effervescent Tablets contain Cl- they may be used in the treatment of hypokalaemia associated with hypochloraemic alkalosis.

DOSAGE.

Hypokalemia

Mild to moderate

Capsules or tablets: 40-100 mEq PO qDay in divided doses; single dose not to exceed 25 mEq to minimize GI discomfort

Oral solution: 40-100 mEq PO qDay in 2 to 5 divided doses; limit single doses to 40 mEq/dose; not to exceed 200 mEq/24hr

Aternatively, 10-20 mEq PO BID/QID (20-80 mEq/day)

Severe hypokalemia

40 mEq PO TID/QID; may also administer 20 mEq PO BID/TID in addition to IV potassium administration with careful monitoring; doses >40 mEq are typically not well tolerated orally, resulting in GI irritation and nausea

Hypokalemia Prophylaxis

20-40 mEq PO qDay or divided BID

ADVERSE EFFECTS.

Arrhythmias

Bleeding

Diarrhea

Dyspepsia

Hyperkalemia

Nausea

Rash

Vomiting

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