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Potklor Bottle Of 2ooml Solution

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200ml Oral Solution in Bottle
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Medical Description

Potklor oral solution is used to treat low levels of potassium in the body. It is an oral solution containing potassium chloride. It is normally taken when dietary intake is insufficient to maintain a...
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ContainsPotassium Chloride(1.5 G)
UsesLow potassium levels
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas
ClassificationDRUGS FOR ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE
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Uses of Potklor 1.5 G

Potklor syrup is used to prevent or treat low potassium levels (hypokalemia). For correcting electrolyte imbalance of potassium due to fluid loss as a result of diarrhoea, vomiting or due to certain ...
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Contraindications of Potklor 1.5 G

  • If you have increased levels of potassium in the blood
  • If you have increased levels of chloride in the blood
  • If you have severe dehydration
  • If you have kidney-related disorders
  • If you have adrenal gland related disorders like Addison's disease which include symptoms like muscle weakness, low blood pressure, craving for salt and vomiting
  • If you suffer from heat cramps

Side effects of Potklor 1.5 G

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas formation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation

Precautions and Warnings of Potklor 1.5 G

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Potklor liquid during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the safety of Potklor oral solution in pregnant women. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Potklor liquid while breastfeeding?
A:
Potklor oral solution passes into human milk. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Potklor liquid?
A:
It is not expected that Potklor oral solution will affect your ability to drive but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Potklor liquid?
A:
Although there is no known interaction of Potklor oral solution with alcohol, you should avoid consuming alcohol in excess.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have heart-related problems
  • You had any recent severe injury which involves a large area of skin such as a burn
  • You experience irritation in stomach and intestine

Mode of Action of Potklor 1.5 G

How Does It Work?

Potklor liquid contains potassium chloride which is an essential component for many important functions of the body like muscle contraction, nerve transmission, proper functioning of kidney etc. It he...
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Directions for Use of Potklor 1.5 G

Potklor oral solution should be taken as directed by the doctor. Mix the recommended dose with a glass of water and consume the entire mixture at once. You may take it with food or after a meal.

Interactions of Potklor 1.5 G

Interactions with other medicines

Potklor liquid should be avoided or used cautiously along with medicines like Captopril, Lisinopril (used in high blood pressure and heart failure), Telmisartan, Aliskerin (to treat high blood pressur...
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Interactions with food items

Potassium containing foods like Bananas, raisins, dates, prunes, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and peas should be avoided.

Storage and disposal of Potklor 1.5 G

Store Potklor liquid in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines.

Dosage of Potklor 1.5 G

Overdose

The overdose of Potklor liquid can lead to increased levels of potassium with symptoms like nausea, muscle weakness, unconsciousness, paralysis and irregular heartbeats. If you experience any of the s...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Potklor liquid, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a d...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What are some potassium-rich foods?

  • Fruits like bananas, oranges, apricots, grapefruit, dried fruits like raisins, dates and prunes are rich in potassium
  • Fresh vegetables like spinach, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, pumpkins are also a good source of potassium
  • Fish like tuna, halibut, cod and dairy products like milk and yoghurt are high in potassium

Q: What is Potklor used for?

A: Potklor syrup is used for the treatment and prevention of low levels of potassium (hypokalemia). It is also used in conditions of electrolyte imbalance of potassium or potassium loss as a result of diarrhoea, vomiting or as a side effect of certain medicines.

Q: Can I use Potklor syrup in elderly patients?

A: Yes, Potklor liquid can be used in elderly patients. However, consulting a doctor and informing about existing conditions is a must.

Q: How should I consume Potklor?

  • The recommended dose of Potklor syrup should be mixed with a glass of water. This solution should be consumed at once. It can be diluted further if there is irritation in the stomach or intestine.
  • You should use a measuring cup or spoon to take out the exact quantities. This should never be consumed directly from the bottle.

Q: Can Potklor liquid be consumed with fruit juice?

A: Yes, Potklor liquid can be consumed with fruit juice. However, preferably low potassium juices of fruits like apple, pineapple, cranberries, strawberry and pears should be used to avoid excess potassium intake.

Q: What is the role of potassium in the body?

A: Potassium is essential for many functions of the body like muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, protein synthesis, metabolism of carbohydrates, proper functioning of kidneys, etc. Decrease or increase in the levels of potassium in the body can result in many disorders. Thus, an adequate amount of potassium should be maintained.

Q: Can I stop taking Potklor liquid if I feel better?

A: Never stop taking any medicine without talking or informing your doctor, as it may lead to treatment failure. He might suggest you a blood test to analyse the potassium level in your blood and decide further dosing.

Q: What is the composition of Potklor oral solution?

A: Potklor contains potassium chloride as it active component. It is used to maintain adequate levels of potassium in the body.

Q: How does Potklor work?

A: Potklor is an oral solution that improves blood potassium levels and prevents the symptoms associated with the low levels of potassium in the body.

Q: What are the side effects of Potklor Syrup?

A: Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas formation, diarrhoea, constipation are a few common side effects of Potklor oral solution. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on your own. Also, it is not important that everyone experience the same.

Q: What are the contraindications of Potklor syrup?

A: Potklor oral solution should be avoided if you have increased levels of potassium and chloride in the blood, severe dehydration, kidney-related disorders. Also, if you have adrenal gland related disorders like Addison's disease which include symptoms like muscle weakness, low blood pressure, craving for salt and vomiting etc.
Product Details
Brand
POTKLOR
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
20/08/2022
Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2022 | 05:57 PM (IST)
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