Span K (Potassium Chloride)
What is Span K (Potassium Chloride) used for?
Span K (Potassium Chloride) is an oral medication used to treat patients with low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalaemia). Each tablet contains potassium that is absorbed into the blood stream to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as weak muscles, cramps, constipation, or muscle pain. Your doctor may recommend it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Span K (Potassium Chloride)?
Span K (Potassium Chloride) should always be taken as instructed by your doctor to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Your particular directions will be determined by your age, weight, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Span K (Potassium Chloride)?
Span K (Potassium Chloride) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are irregular heartbeats, faintness, leg discomfort, muscle weakness, extreme thirst, increased urination, severe stomach pain, numbness, discoloured stools, or coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.<
Span K (Potassium Chloride) should not be administered to patients who are children, lactose intolerant, or who have decreased urine production, uncontrolled Addison`s disease, hyperkalaemia, severe dehydration, or metabolic acidosis. Also inform your doctor if you are taking any anticholinergenic medications or have a hiatus hernia, history of peptic ulcer, heart disease, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may require special adjustments to your treatment to prevent unexpected complications from occurring.
Strictly use Span K (Potassium Chloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Span K (Potassium Chloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.