Span-K (Potassium Chloride)
What is Span-K (Potassium Chloride) used for?
Span K (Potassium Chloride) contains the mineral potassium which is needed by the body to help the heart, kidneys and muscles function properly. These tablets are taken to treat or prevent low levels of potassium in the blood. Low levels of potassium may occur as a result of poor dietary habits, or because of a prolonged period of vomiting or diarrhea. This mineral supplement helps to restore the levels of potassium in the blood, which in turn helps to keep the heart, kidneys and muscles working properly.
How should I use Span-K (Potassium Chloride)?
Span K (Potassium Chloride) tablets are swallowed whole and washed down with a glass of water. They should not be chewed, crushed or dissolved. To prevent stomach upset, take alongside a meal. Patients should consult their physician before taking this medication in order to determine the correct dosage required to treat their particular condition. Never exceed the dose recommended to you by your physician, as high levels of potassium in the blood can often result in serious side effects.
What are the side effects of Span-K (Potassium Chloride)?
Some patients taking Span K (Potassium Chloride) have reported experiencing mild side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting or upset stomach.
Patients who notice any of the following rare, but serious side effects should stop taking this mineral supplement and consult their physician immediately:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Span K (Potassium Chloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially kidney disease or heart problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.