ELECTRO-K is indicated in drug induced hypokalemia, liver cirrhosis, nausea,
vomiting, cholera, diarrhoea, muscular weakness, paralysis, cardiac and
congestive heart failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, ulcerative colitis, weakness,
anorexia, drowsiness, Cushing’s syndrome, pyloric stenosis, low blood pressure
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Dosage must be adjusted to the individual needs of each patient.
Adults : In severe deficiencies 3-6 tablets or 4-8 teaspoonful or 25-50 mmol per
day orally in divided doses for some days with fruit juice, sweet or plain water.
Children : ½-1 teaspoonful twice daily or 1-3 mmol/kg body weight a day in
several divided doses.
Patient should take ELECTRO-K with meals.
OR AS DIRECTED BY THE PHYSICIAN.
The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and
Potassium Chloride is contra-indicated to the patients who are hypersensitive to
Potassium salts. Potassium supplements are contraindicated in patients
receiving Potassium sparing diuretics (e.g. Spironolactone, Triameterene) since
such use may produce severe hyperkalemia.
The treatment of Potassium depletion, particularly in presence of cardiac
disease, renal disease or acidosis, requires careful attention to acid-base
balance and appropriate monitoring of serum electrolytes, ECG, and clinical
status of patients.
Concurrent use of Potassium and Potassium retaining diuretics is very likely to
result in hyperkalemia. ACE inhibitors and Potassium have been reported to
cause hyperkalemia during the therapy of heart failure. b-adrenoceptor blockers
increase the risk of hyperkalemia when given with Potassium supplements.